|Born||in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland|
Mini Bio (1)
Ben Hibon was born in Geneva, Switzerland where he completed studies in Fine Art. He moved to London in 1996 to study Graphic Design at the Central Saint Matins College of Art and Design, followed by a Masters Degree at the same school.
In 2005 Ben created in-game sequences for Killer7, Capcom's highly acclaimed video game. He also designed and directed a segment for "Tokyo Zombie," a Japanese horror film written and directed by the infamous Sakichi Sato.
Ben's short film Codehunters premiered at the MTV Asia Awards 2006 held in Bangkok, Thailand. Since it's release, Codehunters has been shown in more than 50 festivals all around the world, and received nominations at the Raindance Film Festival and the Rushes Shorts Festival. It won a gold award for Best Animation at the Promax/BDA Asia awards in 2006, the Imagina Award 07 for best short film, a D&AD Nomination for Animation, and most recently the highly coveted Golden Nica award at the Prix Ars Electronica 2007.
In early 2007, Sony Playstation commissioned Ben to create and direct an animated series inspired by their flagship PS3 game "Heavenly Sword". The episodes, made available weekly as a lead-up to the game's release, are also featured on the game disc as extras.
In 2010, producer David Heyman and director David Yates approached Ben to design and create a very particular scene for their next movie "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallow". Ben directed the three minute long scene telling the "Tale of the Three Borthers". The fully animated sequence was produced at post production house Framestore London.
Last year Ben worked closely with Zack Snyder to create a series of animated shorts based around Zack's fantasy feature "Sucker Punch". The shorts were included in the Special Edition Blu-Ray version of the film.
After being picked up by talent agency William Morris Endeavor in Los Angeles, Ben has been developing numerous animation and live-action feature film projects.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stateless Films