Hi, I'm India Barnardo!

Director, Writer & Animator.  

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Living on the West Coast of Canada for the past 6+ years, I've been able to combine my passion for animation and filmmaking with the inspiring nature that surrounds the area.  

My debut short film 'Cat and Moth' finished it's festival circuit early 2023, and won several awards including the 'Jury's Special Award' at SIGGRAPHAsia, 'Best Animation" at MANIFF and the 'Shorties! Award' at Palm Springs Festival. Now that journey has come to an end, I have started work on my next projects. 

When I'm not filmmaking, I am animating, and I am currently working at Walt Disney Animation Studios. I have worked for an array of studios including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Framestore, Superseed Studios and Studio AKA. During my 12+ years in the animation industry I have worked on a variety of projects from independent Shorts and Commercials, to Games and CG features. Projects include: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse, The Willoughby's, Crash Bandicoot: It's About Time, In Your Dreams, The Sea Beast, and of course, Cat and Moth. 

Work Experience

2023 - Present - Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios

2015 Present - Director at Silly Horse

2023 - Mentor - Voices with Impact

2021 2023 - Guest Lecturer & Mentor - Filmakademie

2020 2023 - Animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks

2021 & 2022 - Director Student Showcase - Animation Mentor

Full CV Project List - click the arrow to see my work history!

Walt Disney Animation Studios (Vancouver, Canada) 2023 - Present - Animator

Moana 2 - Nov 2024

Sony Pictures Imageworks (Vancouver, Canada) 2020 - 2023 - Animator

In Your Dreams - CG Feature Film for Netflix

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Sea Beast - CG Feature Film for Netflix

Filmakademie (Remote) 2021 - Present - Mentor

Guest lecturing and mentoring

Silly Horse (Remote) 2015 - Present - Director/Founder

Cat and Moth - Short Film - Director & Writer

Art with Impact (Remote) 2022 - Mentor

Animation Mentor  (Remote) - Director

Student Showcase 2021 & 2022

SuperSeed Studios (Remote) 2020 - Freelance Cinematic Animator

Oddworld: Soulstorm and various other titles

Funkeys (Remote) 2020

Crash Bandicoot: It's About Time - Freelance Animator

BRON Animation (Vancouver, Canada) 2017-2019 - Senior Animator

The Willoughby's - CG Feature Film for Netflix

Too Late (Remote) 2016-2017

Short Film - Additional Crew

TROLL VFX (Finland) 

Valio Eila - Lead Animator

MPC Advertising (London)

John Lewis Christmas "Buster the Boxer" 2016 - Animator

And carious other titles

Studio AKA

OTTO's "Time" - Short Film - Animator

TV License Goggle - Lead Animator

L'Atelier Animation  (Montreal) 2015 - 2016

Ballerina - CG Feature Film - Animator

Framestore Commercials (London) 2010 - 2015

CIMB Employee of the Month - Animator

Beats Pills, Oh Christmas Tree - Animator

McVite's Victoria Christmas Choir - Animator

Google April Fools Chromecast Squirrel - Lead Animator

The new Nokia X Family - Lead Animator

Beats Pink Pill with Nicki Minaj - Animator

Galaxy's Chaffeur with Audrey Hepburn - Animator

Mclaren Animation: Tooned - Animator

Best Film Series at Cristal Festival in the branded content category 2012, FICCI BAF Awards - Animated TV Episode 2013

BBC Euro 2012 intro - Animator

Pepsi 'Kick in the Mix!' - Animator

Highland Spring Water 'Full of the Joys'  - Animator

Lynx - 'Unleash the Chaos' - Animator

Coca-Cola 'Polar Bowl' - Animator

Barclay Card Toys - Animator

Honda Civic 'Spark' - The Third Floor - Animator

Lotto: What would you do? - Animator

Andrex Hakle - Animator

Andrex Collections - Animator

Coca-Cola 'Siege'  - Animator

British Animation Awards (BAA) 2012 Best Commercial: 3D awarded; VES nominated, CLIO 2011 Animation, Silver Award

Andrex 'It's the Little Things' - Animator

Gravity - Production Runner for Alfonso Cuaron