Animation director Katy Wang is a natural storyteller. She recently graduated from the Illustration and Animation degree course at Kingston University. Katy’s films have a human feel, with subtle but poignant narratives, combined with her distinct elemental and textural visual style, all of which contribute to taking the viewer on a rich storytelling journey. Her graduation short film ‘Contact’ is an immersive interplanetary tale, with subtle themes of loneliness and intrigue. The 8-minute long film tells the story of a lonely astronaut stranded on a distant planet, who sends out a signal in search of human contact. She has already been winning awards internationally prior to graduating. Her previous work includes the award-winning ‘Mind the Gap’ film, that she made in her first year of study at university. It is a beautifully timed textural and visual experiment, portraying in an abstracted way the sights, sounds, and movement of the London Underground, inspired by its iconic seat patterns. She has also just been awarded the It’s Nice That ‘Graduate of the Year 2017’.