2009 Oscar winner for the animated short film
Director-- Kunio Kato (加藤久仁生)
Director Kunio Kato's earlier work, 或る旅人の日記, a six-episode short film series is still one of my favorite. I like his unique style of drawing and the stories full of imagination, which I believe are also the two qualities that make Miyazaki Hayo so special.
It's hard to find the link for his earlier work now; try the following link if you are interested in 或る旅人の日記.
Episode 01 VO (http://animeseed.com/pop_eps.php?eps_id=17247&anime_id=742)
The links in this post may not function due to copy right issue.