The University of Newcastle, Australia

Rise to the top – alumnus joins the Academy

Monday, 17 September 2018

University of Newcastle alumnus, Yasser Hamed, has risen to the top of his field in film animation, joining the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

Yasser Hamed
Yasser Hamed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is a professional honorary organisation aimed at advancing the arts and science of motion pictures.  Known for its annual Academy Awards – “The Oscars”, membership is exclusive to qualified filmmakers around the world by invitation only.

Blending art with science, the mechanical engineering graduate has forged a successful career as a senior creative at Walt Disney Animation Studio in Los Angeles.

Since graduating from the University, Mr Hamed has worked on a number of Academy-nominated films including Wreck It Ralph and Moana.

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