Having grown up idolising The Hulk and Michael Jackson, Ali Cowley spent his youth surrounded by the great forces of creativity. His Samoan father also taught him the craft of drawing and sketching.
After a colourful OE in Australia involving dance performances and working in a Chicken Farm, Ali trained in animation and went on to carve a successful career as an illustrator, film maker, director and art tutor.
In this episode, Ali shares his journey as a Polynesian artist, paying tribute to all the incredible and talented people who have helped him along the way.
- Ali talks about his aiga (family) and Samoan heritage.
- He shares his early experiences including his involvement in the hip-hop dance scene and his training in animation.
- He talks about the importance of collaboration, including a chance opportunity to be an animation director for the popular Bro’Town TV series.
Links and resources:
- Follow Ali on Facebook.
- Follow Ali on LinkedIn.
- Watch his celebrated documentary “Meet Munch Jr.”
- Read Ali’s interview on coconet.tv.
PLUS: Ali shares his recommendations for great food too:
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