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Triggerfish Animation Studios is hiring!

Triggerfish is putting out a country-wide call to the very finest talent in South Africa to join our team in creating an exciting new half hour children’s film, based on a book by one of the world’s most beloved and successful children’s authors.

The fourth in a sequence of award-winning short films, this high profile project is an opportunity to be part of the studio that is, with Zambezia, Khumba, and the upcoming Sea Monster, pioneering the development of animated films in South Africa and continues to be at the forefront of high quality animation on the continent.

The studio is looking for highly-motivated and super-skilled junior, mid-level and senior applicants who have a passion for storytelling and a deep desire for the opportunity to craft beautiful, world-class animated content that will play to millions of children and their families worldwide.

Opportunities exist for the following positions which will become available over the 17 month production period:

Concept Artists

Production Designers

Matte Painters

Storyboard Artists

Previs Artists

Z Brush Artists


Texturing Artists

Shading Artists

Rigging Artists

VFX Artists and TD’s


Lighting Artists


Software Developers


Production Co-ordinators

IT Support Staff

Production will begin in May 2014 and the project will run through the third quarter of 2015.


~ Foreign Applicants – We are unfortunately NOT able to accept job and internship applications from outside of South Africa for this project.

~ Previous Applicants – Even if you have previously applied to Triggerfish, please re-submit your application for this project so that we know you are still available.


Please submit your application in full here, including your CV and a link to your showreel on Youtube. We will contact you for an interview if your application is successful.