Cyriak began infecting the internet in 2004 and displays a surreal and often disturbing animation style with a distinct British theme. By 2006 he had gained enough notoriety, he was able to "scrape a living". His YouTube account features a compilation of his work, popular throughout the blogosphere and noted by Wired's Eliot Van Buskirk. As a freelancer he has been commissioned by Coke, sumo.tv, music videos, tv titles, etc but still finds the time to embark on his own "demented" projects. Some of his work is set to his own electronic music compositions. Greatest inspirations or influences?
- M C Esher, Terry Gilliam, Jan Svankmajer to name a few.
- I'm a big fan of surrealism , mathematics and optical trickery.
Your favorite project youve done so far?
I think the film I am most pleased with would be Meow, because it was such a massive undertaking and involved a far higher level of organisation than usual - most of my animations aren't even storyboarded, I tend to make them up as I go along.
What would be a dream project for you?
Its hard to visualise a 'dream project' because the dream of the finished film only arrives after the nightmare of production - the greater the dream, the bigger the nightmare...
The site I spend most time on is b3ta.com - its the site I started posting my animations on back in 2004 so its definitely played a big part in my current career.
Music you listen to and love?
I guess my musical taste could be described politely as 'interesting', I will leave it at that for now.
Anything else you'd like to share with our audience?
The part of me that wants to say something is what comes out in my videos, so I let them speak for me.