Randall William Cook
Animation Director / The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to endorse Mikkel Holmbo Frandsen and his work.
As Animation Director of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, for which I was awarded three consecutive Academy Awards, I have been in the position to work with some of the best talents in the animation business. And I believe it is fair to say that I am a pretty fair judge of talent.
Mikkel is a talent of a very high order. He has imagination and skill. As a sculptor, he is both very fast and very good.
I have had the pleasure to work with him in a professional capacity. In mounting my first production as director of a feature fantasy film, it was vital to me to make the best impression possible with my potential investors. I entrusted Mikkel with the task of producing a digital model of one of my creature designs, for presentation to the investors.
He completed the task with speed, creativity, and professionalism. I was both impressed and pleased with his work, and our collaboration was a very cheerful and successful one. I can give Mikkel my highest endorsement, both as an artist and as a professional."