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Shane Acker (born 1971) is an American film-maker. He is best known for creating the 2005 short "9", which later became a feature film four years later.
He was set to direct The Adventures of Thomas, but the film's current status is unknown.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- 9 (2009; alongside Arc Productions)
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
- Total Recall (2012)
- 47 Ronin (2013)
Major awards and nominations
- Crystal Anvil Award UCLA Animation Workshop, 2013
- Academy Award Nominee Best Animated short -“9”, 2006
- Student Academy Award Gold Medal for Best Animated Short -“9”, 2005
- Best of Show SIGGRAPH, 2005
- 1st Place Student Emmys Non-Traditional Animation, 2005
- Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short Florida Film Festival, 2005
- Best Animated Short Film Newport Beach Film Festival, 2005
- Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Animation Indianapolis International Film Festival, 2005
- 3D Character Animation Award: 1st Prize Animex International Festival of Animation, 2005
- Junior Jury Award for Best Student Animation Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2005
- Best College Animation George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, 2005
- Student Best of Show George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, 2005
- Best CGI and Audience Award for CGI Melbourne International Animation Festival, 2005
- Best Animated Short BENDFilm, 2005
- Best Animation Next Reel Film Festival, 2005
- First Prize ArtFutura, 2005
- Gold Award Beijing Film Academy International Student Film, 2005