Simon Rippingale is an animation director and writer. Most recently his short animation Jasper, won a Gold award at the 2018 AEAF awards in Sydney. Other recent directing credits include A Cautionary Tail, starring Cate Blanchett, Barry Otto and David Wenham, which won the won the 2014 AACTA award for best short animation. A Cautionary Tail also won the Jury award at the Austin Film Festival Jury Award, Best Animation at The Blue Mountains Film Festival and was a finalist in the Dendy Awards at the Sydney Film Festival. Simon also been nominated for an AFI award for Visual Effects for the animation on Unfolding Florence, directed by Gillian Armstrong. Simon’s work as an Animation director on a number of other films, ebooks and documentaries including: My Naughty Shadow, which won a Silver Award at the 2015 App design Awards.