Devlin Crow - Film Director and Artist

Devlin went to the Art College in Brighton and attended the Newport College of Art and Design and received a Distinction in film-making/animation.

After graduating from film school in Wales in 1994. Devlin animated and directed The Anatomist's Notebook, which won the Mayer Trencin Award for Craft at the International Art Film Festival Trencianske Teplice - Slovakia and was nominated for the Post Office McLaren Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the Animation Award at the Meridiens  - 3rd European Film Forum in France and went on a tour abroad to promote the best of animation, organised by the British Council.

Klasky Csupo creators of The Simpsons, "The Anatomist is a beautiful film, we are very taken with it".

His first professional animated short was for Channel Four/Arts Council, Expelling the Demon, starring  Steven Berkoff and Lindsay Duncan with an original score by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It was screened in 11 countries accompanying The Ring (the Japanese horror feature) in the theatrical UK screenings and won the Best Professional Film Debut at the Krok International Animated Film Festival and was premiered at Nick Cave's Meltdown Festival at the Southbank, London in 1999. Screening and talk on the grotesque in animation, held at Tambaimo's Japanese artist's solo show at the Parasol Unit at the Foundation of Contemporary Art, London.

Devlin Crow and Artist Wife Kennedy Crow

Since then he has directed various films and worked with the late actor Christopher Lee, Julian Bleach M.C of Shockheaded Peter the Junk Opera and Toric in Terry Gilliam's feature Brothers Grimm, Pop Artist Sir Peter Blake, Classical Composer the late Sir John Tavener, Teresa Salguerio of the Portuguese world music band Madredeus, Actor Andy Serkis, Coposer Jocelyn Pook for Stanley Kubrick's score for his last feature Eyes Wides Shut, Pete Townshend of "The Who", the classical/comic Actor the late Richard Briers and the Estonian Classical Composer Arvo Part.

Currently Devlin is directing a 12 part film series Word Made Flesh which explores the beauty of the spoken word.

The series features respected poets, actresses, singers, composers, writers and artists talking about their personal beliefs and influences.

Pop Artist Sir Peter Blake, Actor the late Christopher Lee and English Classical Composer the late Sir John Tavener, Singer - Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Visual Artist, Educator and Social Activist Buffy Saint Marie, Sculpture and Installation Artist Cornelia Parker and Political Cartoonist Steve Bell have been sitters for the series.

Some proceeds are going towards supporting the work of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Actor and Director/Playwright Kenneth Branagh is the patron for the series.


Devlin has many other projects in development including a feature film which combines horror and fantasy elements.


Work has been exhibited at:

Lux Cinema, Hoxton Square, London.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
The Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Undercover Surrealism Exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank, London.
London Sotheby's the oldest and largest Fine Art Auctioners, London.
Royal College of Art, London.
National Cinema Museum Turin, Italy.
Bilbolbul International Comic Festival Bologna, Spain.
Marina Abramovic Foundation's in Paris and Amsterdam.
Reading Room Gallery, London.

Film-work is in the Arts Council England and BFI National Film Archive.

Artworks in the private art collections of Sir Peter Blake and Pete Townshend of "The Who".