Randy Boyum has been a clay and stop motion animator for over 30 years, producing dozens of short films, ads and corporate productions. His family-friendly humor and smooth animation styles have evoked grins and laughter from folks of all ages.
Like most clay animation enthusiasts, Randy Boyum dabbled in the art as a child in the 70's, producing truly horrible short films. He rediscovered this love/hate relationship in 1989. For ten years he honed his talents and in 1999 worked at Will Vinton Studios (the “Claymation” people) in Portland, Oregon as an animator on “Gary and Mike”, a short-lived, prime-time, stop-motion sitcom.
Back in Denver in 2000, he opened Random Animation. In his home studio he has created a monstrous kayak race, a Rudolph spoof, a dozen singing eggs, a devious butler, a hairy bear encounter, an alien visitation, a mind-numbing, soul-sucking, board room meeting, and a plethora of other amusing encounters.
Oh… and also a rhyming, musical, step-by-step instructional film on “How To Make A Giant Book”.
He is inspired by most things – and compelled by a relentless force that he doesn’t understand. In a small room with a modest view of the Colorado Rockies, he continues to create strange new worlds filled with strange new creatures that emerge from his strange old head.
This bio is short, but Randy is kind of tall.
View his feats of clay on Facebook and YouTube @ Randy Boyum Animations.
  • Acting (2 Credits)
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  • Producer (2 Credits)
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  • Writer (2 Credits)
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  • Director (2 Credits)
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Official Selection
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Indy Film Fest
Indianapolis, IN
2021
Official Selection
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Julien DuBuque International Film Festival
Dubuque, Iowa
2021
Third Place
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Mountain Shadow Short Film Competition
Walnut Creek, CA
2020
Official Selection
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Frostbite International Indie Fest
Colorado Springs, CO
Winner - Best Animation
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OTB - Only The Best International Film Awards
Miami, FL
Official Selection & nominated for Will Vinton Award for best animation
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McMinnville Short Film Festival
McMinnville, OR
Official Selection
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Kansas International Film Festival
Overland Park, KS
Official Selection
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Director's Circle Festival of Shorts
Erie, PA
Official Selection
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Denver Film Festival
Denver, CO
Official Selection
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Studio City International Film Festival
Studio City, CA
Birth Date
December 1, 2020
Current City
Denver
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Randy Boyum has been a clay and stop motion animator for over 30 years, producing dozens of short films, ads and corporate productions. His family-friendly humor and smooth animation styles have evoked grins and laughter from folks of all ages.