Monday, 8 December 2008

Breaking the Mould at LSFF and NYICFF 2009

Breaking the Mould has just been selected to screen at both the London Short Film Festival 2009 and the New York International Children's Film Festival 2009

The film will be part of the Trick of Light screening at the Rich Mix, East London, on Wednesday 14th January at 7.30pm. And the NYICFF runs from the 27th February to the 15th March 2009.


Monday, 24 November 2008

Breaking the Mould WINS at Encounters Short Film Festival!

This weekend Breaking the Mould won the 'Shooting People DepicT! Audience Award' at Encounters Short Film Festival! 

We had a great time at the festival, met lots of talented people, and made some new friends.

We are really pleased to know that lots of people loved our film, and would like to say a Great BIG thank you to everyone who voted for it!

Breaking the Mould ‘…a colourful journey through the life of an adventurous apple.’ won one of three DepicT! awards this year, and was the only animated piece to take home a prize.

The shortlist of twelve films was compiled from over 350 entries from 33 countries and over 1800 public votes were cast this year to decide the winner of the Audience Award.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

New Rebecca & Molly Fish brooches at @ Work gallery, Brick Lane now!

A NEW shoal of Rebecca & Molly fish brooches is swimming its way to @ Work Gallery Brick Lane as we speak! So dust off your fishing tackle and go take a look! 
I make all these brooches individually, by hand, using recycled fabrics, buttons and beads (for more information go to and click on Rebecca & Molly). They're the perfect Christmas gift, so don't miss out. 
Bespoke orders are available direct, just e-mail me at

Monday, 27 October 2008

The Guardian/Observer magazine article November 30th

There will be an article about me in the Guardian's Observer magazine on November 30th 2008, in conjunction with Courvoisier the Future 500. Look out for it!

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Snow Patrol extras download now available on itunes!

You can now download the interactive booklet for Snow Patrol's new album A Hundred Million Suns on itunes (for ipod touch and iphone). I animated the stars...take a look.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Vote Breaking the Mould!


Our film Breaking the Mould is in competition for Depict! at Encounters short film festival.
You can now go to and vote for us!


Luca and Rebecca

Friday, 19 September 2008

Breaking the Mould shortlisted for DepicT! 2008

We just found out that our short film Breaking the Mould got shortlisted for the DepicT! short film competition at the Encounters festival 2008! You can vote for it online from October 6th, I'll post the link when voting is opened, but to check out the festival website go to :

Friday, 5 September 2008

Snow Patrol : New album

This is me animating some stuff for the extra content section of the new Snow Patrol Album : 
A Hundred Million Suns, to be released this autumn. 

Music Week online: 

'Snow Patrol and Apple aim for the skies

10:06 | Monday September 1, 2008

Snow Patrol will become the first artists to deliver an interactive album application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, ahead of the release of their fifth studio album next month.

The application, which will be downloadable online, will enable fans to access a raft of extra content including artwork, behind-the-scenes images and lyrics via the touch screen of their handsets, marking the first time a music artist has made use of the iPhone’s extra capabilities...'

See the band's website for a cool time-lapse video of the album cover shoot:

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Breaking the Mould

I just finished co-directing a short film called Breaking the Mould with Luca Paulli.

It is the story of an intrepid apple who, instead of rotting on the ground, goes on a journey and sees the world. It was made as part of the Animator in Residence scheme at the University of Wales, Newport.

The film is being distributed by Slinky Pictures and you can see an online version on their website: 
go to our work>shorts, and it is on the top of the list.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Starbucks chocolate

I directed two spots for Starbucks chocolate, for the States, with agency Arnold NYC. The commercials (30" and 15") will air all over the US in May. We created a rich and textural feel to the commercials by shooting the animation under camera using chalk on blackboard, and then compositing this together with stop motion animation (of chocolate models).

It took me about two weeks in total to animate all the chalk on board, and whilst I was doing this, I fed through footage to the compositors. We did final post production in London, and final sound was created in the States.
Agency: Arnold NYC, Creative Director: Kate Wadia, Art Director/Illustrator: Gradwell Sears, Copy Writer: Meghan Williams, Director/Illustrator: Rebecca Manley, Producer: Eric Herrmann, Producer: Maria Manton, Animation Studio: Slinky, Music: Human Worldwide, Edit: Munky

DOP: Peter Ellmore, Lighting assistant: Matt Day, Models: Artem, Stop motion animation: Dennis Russo, Compositing: John Taylor and Rob Ward, Pre-vis animation: Suzanne Deakin, Production assistants Ryan Smith and Vassiliki Panagiotou, Thanks: 750mph; James Newport.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

E4 music Re-brand

In January I finished model-making for the E4 Music re-brand directed by Andy Martin, at production company Mr. and Mrs. Smith. We handmade many copies of the heads and bodies of his crazy, weird creatures using Fimo clay. Andy then brought them to life using ' ...a mix of stop frame animation and post production effects and animation.'

Go to: and click on +watch to see some of them.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Summerhill Titles for BBC

I directed and animated the title sequence, and some other animated content, for BBC drama Summerhill (directed by Jon East).

The animation on the painted board was created by Suzanne Deakin, and animated content was produced at Slinky by Maria Manton and Liz Chan, compositing by Luca Paulli; producer at Tiger Aspect : Stephen Smallwood, exec. producers : Greg Brenman and Jon East, line producer : Ken Baker.