English filmmaker Lewi Firth Bolton has been making stop motion animated film in his bedroom for the last three years. His latest film, The Wardrobe, has won many awards at various film festivals and has got him a lot of attention. The truly surprising thing about Bolton is that he is only fourteen years old!
This film has got the attention of the leading stop-motion animation studio, Aardman Animations. You may recognize their work, having produced movies like Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit. They were so impressed by what they saw in this young filmmaker's work that they offered him a job not knowing how young he actually was!
"The last film I sent down they were very, very impressed with and they didn't know how old I was.
"They rang me up, offering me to go down and work for them as a career."
Bolton declined the offer saying that he was too young. But I bet he had the biggest smile on his face. His hope is to one day start his own company.
He is now working on a follow-up film called Mr Hatten Bugleperp and the Great Hat Heist.