Hugh Welchman

Hugh Stewart Jasper Welchman (born February 1975) is a British filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer.

The actor Pierre Niney with Dorota Kobiela, who devised Loving Vincent, and Welchman (right)

Life and careerEdit

Welchman comes from Bracknell in Berkshire and attended the Dolphin School in nearby Hurst until moving on to Keble College, Oxford[1] during the 1990s and graduated with a degree from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).[2]

In 2002, Welchman founded the film company BreakThru Films. This led to him becoming the joint winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2007.[1] This was for the 2006 film Peter and the Wolf. The other winner was the film's director Suzie Templeton.

Welchman co-directed the first fully painted animated feature film Loving Vincent (2017) with Dorota Kobiela.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Keble's First Oscar". UK: Keble College, Oxford. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Hugh Welchmanco – Writer, co-Director and Producer, BreakThru Films". Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ Macdonald, Fiona (16 October 2017). "Loving Vincent: The film made entirely of oil paintings". UK: BBC. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ Vollenbroek, Tunde. "'Loving Vincent': 6 Facts About The First Oil Painted Animated Feature". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 26 October 2017.

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