Hisko Hulsing completed his education in painting and animation at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 1995.

His films Seventeen and Junkyard were invited to numerous festivals and won many awards, including the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.Both Seventeen and Junkyard were the official Dutch entries for the Oscars.

In addition to writing, directing, painting, and animating for his animated films, Hisko composed and arranged orchestral soundtracks for his own films.

Hisko created illustrations and storyboards for over 100 advertising and production companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Czar, and made comics and illustrations for various newspapers, including NRC and Het Parool.

In 2012, Hisko Hulsing was invited by Disney Studios and DreamWorks to present his film Junkyard.

In 2014, Hisko Hulsing and his team created major animation sequences for Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain, directed by Brett Morgen. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released worldwide in theaters by Universal Pictures and broadcasted on HBO. The film received critical acclaim worldwide and received 8 Emmy nominations.

In 2015, Hulsing had his first major solo exhibition at the Peacock Art Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Hisko Hulsing directed all episodes of Undone, an adult animated series for Amazon Prime and Michael Eisner’s Tornante. The first season of Undone premiered on Amazon Prime in September 2019.

Undone became the best-reviewed animated series of 2019 according to Rotten Tomatoes, receiving a 100% ‘fresh’ score. Undone appeared on top ten lists by the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Time Magazine, among others.

Season 2 of Undone was released on April 29, 2022, and once again received rave reviews.
Paintings from Undone were exhibited at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills in 2019 and at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood in 2022.

In 2021, a major retrospective exhibition of Hulsing’s paintings, storyboards, and illustrations was held at the Storyworld Museum in the Forum in Groningen.

In 2022, Hulsing directed and designed the bonus episode of The Sandman for DC Comics, Warner Bros, and Netflix titled A Dream of a Thousand Cats.A Dream of a Thousand Cats premiered on Netflix on August 19, 2022, and was viewed over 30 million times in the first 6 weeks.

Both Undone and A Dream of a Thousand Cats were nominated for an Annie Award, the most prestigious award in the animation industry of the United States, in January 2023.


Harry Rents a Room (1999)

Seventeen (2004)

MTV – Return of the Son of the Blob (2005)

Junkyard (2012)

Montage of Heck  (HBO/ Universal Pictures -2015)

Undone (Amazon Prime – 2019 -2023)

The Sandman – A Dream of a Thousand Cats  (Netflix/Warner Bros/DC Comics – 2023)



Grand Prize – Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada

Audience Award – Stuttgart Festival of Animated Films, Germany

Grand Prize – SICAF, South-Korea

Animation Jury’s Grand Prix – Magnolia Award – Shanghai TV Festival, China

Blue Sky Studios Award for Best Animation – Woodstock Film Festival, USA

Grand Prix Dutch Animation – Holland Animation Film Festival

FX Animation Award – Mecal International Short Film Festival Barcelona, Spain

VNAP Craftsmanship Award – Holland Animation Film Festival

Best Animation Award – International Short Film Festival Lille, France

Audience Award – Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival, The Netherlands

Audience Award – Asheville Cinema Festival, USA

Award Best Dutch Motion Design 2012 – Playgrounds Festival, The Netherlands

Special Prize – Animpact Max 2012, South Korea

Best Animation Award – Fargo Film Festival, USA

Best International Short Film – UNCIPAR, Argentina

Best of The Fest – Northwest Animation Festival, Portland Oregon, USA

Grand Prix – Neum Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Short Film (15 – 60 minuts) – Anifest, Czech Republic

Best Short Film – Rabbitfest, Italy

Audience Award for Best Animated Short – Spokane International Film Festival, USA

Nominated for a Golden Calf for Best Short – Nederlands Film Festival

Official Dutch Entry for the Oscar for Best Animated Short 2013