Keith Short is a sculptor, primarily working within the feature film industry in the UK.
Keith's film work began in 1978 working with Swiss surrealist H.R Geiger on Ridley Scott's Alien. He has since worked on most of the large-scale film productions made in the UK, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Starwars : Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Tim Burton's Batman and Sleepy Hollow, several of the Harry Potter series, two Bond films and many more. Keith has also been the head of a department of sculptors (H.O.D) on several films including The Fifth Element , Starwars; Epidose I - The Phantom Menace, The Mummy , Oliver Stone's Alexander, The Princess Bride, Willow and Highlander.
Amongst the most iconic pieces Keith has been asked to create are the Ark of the Covenant and the Golden Idol for Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Batmobile, for Tim Burton's Batman and the Tree of the Dead for Sleepy Hollow.
Keith has also worked on commissions for TV and commercials and worked for two years as the Supervising Sculptor at Euro Disney in Paris.
Keith studied sculpture at Wolverhampton College of Art and soon after moved to London where he began his career as a stone carver and lettering artist. During this time Keith completed restoration works in Portland stone for the Henry VII chapel, Westminster Abbey. He also produced a number of public works including a panel in relief for the Greater London Council depicting the former Waterloo Bridge, gargoyle heads and heraldic shields for Ashridge House, Hertfordshire, a life-size elephant for the Tower of London's Indian armour display and a coat of arms for the Royal Courts of Justice, London.