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Dustin Rees

Dustin Rees was born in Switzerland in 1981. Spending his childhood in the UK, he returned to Switzerland at the age of 11. After studying at the Mathematisch Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium in Zurich, he attended the foundation course at University for Art and Design in Zurich. Following his love for animation he graduated with distinction in this field at the University in Lucerne four years later in 2007.

Since then he has directed numerous commissioned and short films and clips. His films have traveled the globe through numerous film festivals and have been screened in cinemas and broadcasting stations. In the following years he has been part of camera, editing and editorial staff at two Swiss TV stations.

To this date he teaches digital editing and animation at the University of Art and Design in Lucerne, he freelances, as well as running animation workshops for schools and children.
In his free time he is an actor and technical assistant for the Zurich Comedy Club, a tango dancer and and a passionate gamer.

Short film credits



Switzerland | Sep 2011 | 7:23
A border guard tries to take his own life, but not all barriers can be crossed.
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