KIRBY ATKINS has been a director and Senior Animator at LAIKA Studios and DNA PRODUCTIONS. He served as DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR for DNA Studios creating properties for animated features and prime time television. His short film MUTT won BEST ANIMATED SHORT at the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL. He has written feature film scripts for MIRAMAX, 20th CENTURY FOX, NEW REGENCY, and ROBERT DE NIRO’S TRIBECA Productions. He has directed the TV show THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS for NICKELODEON and has animated on feature films for SONY ANIMATION, REEL FX studios, and WETA DIGITAL, New Zealand.
Kirby is currently directing the animated feature film MOSLEY which will be released worldwide January 2019. He wrote the screenplay and will play the title role along with the all Kiwi cast of John Rhys-Davies (LOTR), Lucy Lawless (Xena, Warrior Princess), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), and Termuera Morrison (Star Wars).