Jannes Hendrikz is the compositor and creative director of the Blackheart Gang by night, and TVC director for Shy the Sun by day. Completely self-taught, Hendrikz began his career at Refinery before moving to BlackGinger.
Following the success of the Blackheart Gang’s The Tale of How, Hendrikz established Shy the Sun with Blackheart Gang illustrator Ree Treweek. Shy the Sun is a concept-driven creative funbox that produces international commercials.
The winner of 15 awards, The Tale of How animation has grown into a multimedia project that includes prints, exhibitions and more. Forming part of a trilogy, the next instalment, The Tale of Then, is currently in pre-production.