Owen Hurley is Creative Director for Technicolor’s Animation and Games group, based at Technicolor Digital Productions’ animation studio in Bangalore, India where he oversees creative development.
With extensive directing experience across film, games and television animation, Owen, in his role as Creative Director, is charged with driving the artistic and creative expertise of the Company’s studio in India and executing on its clients’ visions. He will also support the group’s original content development business. Reporting to the management team in Los Angeles, Owen will have oversight of the creative workflow among the various departments and the implementation of innovative solutions for the studio’s productions.
Prior to working with Technicolor, Owen served as Director of Animation and Cinematics with Vancouver-based Relic Entertainment from 2005 through 2010. In this position, he collaborated with some of the world’s best game developers, bringing projects such as Company of Heroes and the Dawn of War series to fruition.
Previous production experience includes eight years with Mainframe Entertainment, where he directed episodes of CGI animated series like Beast Wars, ReBoot, War Planets and Weird-Ohs as well as the world’s first computer animated direct-to-DVD movie, Casper’s Haunted Christmas. Owen directed the video debut of Barbie in 2001 with the Barbie in The Nutcracker direct-to-video animated film for Mattel Entertainment and went on to direct two subsequent Barbie films -- Barbie as Rapunzel and Barbie of Swan Lake -- before changing his focus to video games with his move to Relic Entertainment.