Sam Fell is a British film director, screenwriter, voice actor and animator. He graduated in fine art in 1989, and then embarked on a career as director and animator at various production companies, including Aardman Animations, where he was key animator on Wat's Pig, Peter Lord's 1996 Academy Award-nominated short film. In 2001 he came up with the story of Flushed Away which he developed through 2002 and received BAFTA Award. He then made The Tale of Despereaux, a Universal Pictures feature for which he was an Annie Award nominee for Best Directing. An award-winning commercial director, he has also developed and directed several shorts and television series.