The Hero’s Journey of Michael Arca Sedda

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
The creativity! I love drawing and animating. It’s great to give birth to unreal characters and see the faces of the children when they watch them!

What is my idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of happiness is having people who love you, do the job you love and living in a beautiful place

What is my greatest fear?
I think losing the people who are dearest to me

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
I’m too fussy, stubborn and proud. It can be a curse!

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
I admire: Glen Keane, Hayao Miyazaki, Sylvain Chomet, Eric Goldberg, Walt Disney, Tim Burton and many others…

What is my greatest extravagance?
Sometimes as regards numbers and symmetry, I am a bit obsessive compulsive!

On what occasion would I lie?
I would lie to protect a person that I love

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
I dislike deadlines

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
When I thought that my pilot had been selected at the Festival Du Cinema d’ Animation de Montreal!! …then they told me that there was been an error in the database

If I could, what would I change about myself?
Nothing! Perhaps 10 cm taller

What is my greatest achievement in work?
I realized the animatic of Rat-A-Tat. Is a very famous animated comedy TV series airing on Nickelodeon India and currently airing in Sonic Nickelodeon

Where would I most like to live?
On a tropical island

What is my most treasured possession?
Myself and life

What is my most marked characteristic?
I’m half Roman and half Sardinian. I’m very stubborn and I do everything to achieve my goals

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
Roma, Lungotevere in the evening or at sunrise

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
“Er Buchetto”, Roma. A tavern of 1890 where you eat and drink very well!

What books influenced my life and how?
“Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It developed my imagination and made me fall in love and discover French culture

Who are my favorite writers?
I love the stories of Edgar Allan Poe

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
“That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
“The Joker” (I love villains)

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
I do not know, I guess people who dedicate their lives to others

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
“Blow” by Ted Demme

What role plays art in my life and work?
Art has captured me since I was a child! It is part of my soul and my work. I do cartoons. Art accompanies me directly or indirectly every day

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My family. They always support me in what that I do

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?
I’d like to work with director Sylvain Chomet

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?
Obviously meet new people and my dear friends

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?
In 2019 I will work as freelance for Italian television to a very important TV series. If all goes well, I would like to move to France

Where can you see me or my work?
On my Vimeo channel. For the moment there are only old jobs, but soon I will put interviews and new material

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
I very much agree with this sentence. Probably I will die with a pencil in my hand

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?
My supervisor and friend Emilio Amaddeo

How can you contact me?
You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or contact me through my email: mike.arcasedda@gmail.com

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