I am Christoph Gabathuler, a Swiss Motion Director based in Los Angeles. I take on full projects, from initial concept to the final render. I am also available as a supportive creative for your team. Whether it’s a small or big project, I am always excited to work with new people, have new experiences and create amazing work.

Let’s work together.


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Work Experience

Jan. 2016: Independent Motion Designer and Director / Partner at Headwest Studio
Apr. 2014 – Dec. 2015 (21 months): Syndrome Studio, fulltime as Motion Designer and Art Director
Jan. 2012 – Apr. 2014 (27 months): Independent Motion Designer / Director
Feb. 2008 – Jul. 2010 (30 months) Boutiq AG, design and animation fulltime as Motion Designer and 3d Artist
2007 FrameEleven NY (3 months): Internship as Motion Designer


2015: Advanced 3D Matte Painting Course, Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Animation, Los Angeles USA
2012: MASTER OF ARTS, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
2009: Exchange Semester, “Media Communication”, Laurea Polytechnic, Helsinki Finland
2008: BACHELOR OF ARTS, FHV, “Mediadesign”, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Austria
2004: Artschool, Liechtenstein

Screenings and Awards

Moonstruck (Director)

1. prize at filmnight El luchador
Nominated for best sounddesign at PeerRaben Festival

Clermont-Ferrand, 37th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 30.01.2015 – 07.02.2015
Seoul, 6th Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF), 25.09.2014 – 29.09.2014
Amiens, 33e Festival International du Film d’Amiens, 08.11.2013 – 16.11.2013
Badalona (Barcelona), 39th Filmets Badalona Film Festival, Competition, 08.11.2013 – 17.11.2013
Biel/Bienne, 9e Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie Bienne, 18.09.2013 – 22.09.2013
Bristol, 19th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Competition, 17.09.2013 – 22.09.2013
Paris, 15e Festival International des Très Courts, 26.04.2013 – 05.05.2013
Barcelona, 15th Mecal Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona, 04.04.2013 – 28.04.2013
Winterthur, 16. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 06.11.2012 – 11.11.2012

City Cinema Luzern, 2012
Zauberlaterne, Biel, 2013
Le jour le plus court (the shortest day), in all Pathé theaters in Switzerland (2013)

Sales through SND films:
Canal+, France, 2013
Film 1, Netherlands, 2013
DCA Short Film Collection for kids, Scotland
Shorts TV USA/EMEA, 2015
Canal+, Poland, 2015

WWF Spot (Design, Lead Compositing)

1. prize Edi Award for visual effects
featured on motionographer.com

Puma, Spot (Director)

shortlist at onedotzero, Zurich

Station Summit (Creative Director)

premiered in Las Vegas
featured on digitalcanvas.co