Directing duo Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli met at The New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA) in Milan and specialise in creating Animation content for Film, Tv and Commercials. Having worked together for many years in different roles in the animation/VFX industry, Luca&Sinem embarked on a new adventure as co-directors in 2010.                                                                                     Their works, eccentric character designs and illustrations are published in various design books/magazines including Moving Graphics, Icon, Shaffas Toybook and Etapes.                                                                                                                                                             Alongside commercial projects, they create their own short films, with their latest offering ‘Fingers Tale’ selected for the major film festivals such as Best of TAAFI, Atlanta Film Festival, SiggraphAsia, Bradford Film Festival and illustrious Pictoplasma...
Luca&Sinem's films are grounded in character driven storytelling with a raw directing style and employing a mix of illustration, 3D and 2D stylised 3D animation techniques.


Luca Schenato
Director/Art Director/Illustrator
Luca is an Italian director/designer born in Vicenza,Italy. After graduated  in Advertising, worked as creative director in animation studios on commercial projects and as tutor for animation filmmaking & scriptwriting at Naba Academy in Milan. In 2006 he moved to Istanbul as Creative director/Cg Supervisor at 1000 Volt Postproduction until 2010 when he co-founded the Studio Mica with Sinem Vardarli. Currently living and working in London as freelance director/art director.

Sinem Vardarli
Director/Art Director/Animator.
Sinem is a director/animator born in Istanbul. Graduated in Media Design/Animation department. She worked as designer/animator for commercial film projects in Milan and in 2006 came back to Istanbul as the head of animation department in 1000Volt Postproduction until 2010 when she co-founded the Studio Mica with Luca Schenato. Currently living and working in London as freelance director/animator.


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