Hugo Docking is a stop motion filmmaker with a penchant for the mischievous and macabre.
His award-winning 2022 short film, “Gagging for it” was well received at film festivals, screening at Stop Motion Montreal, Norwich film festival and BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” in Seattle, amongst others.
Hugo is the co-founder and director of “Spare Flesh” – a stop motion duo with Henry Blackaller. They specialise in making twisted and anarchic animated content using a blend of dark comedy, body horror and musical theatre.
Inspired by the work of Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay, Hugo enjoys experimenting with unusual materials and objects to produce animated visual effects, creating an aesthetic which is intriguing, playful and unsettling.
These influences are apparent throughout Hugo’s work but have been refined in his film “To the Brink” – a violent cabaret of horrors for the cynical and depraved. Coming soon.