Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Fairy Make a Wish Movie Released in UK cinemas

Here is the short film that I directed and designed for Fairy Liquid and Make a Wish Foundation. It was released on Friday at cinemas across the UK, and accompanies digital projections of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Mega Mind.

video

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Fairy film in the can

I have just finished directing a commercial/short film at Slinky for Fairy Liquid through ad agency Grey London. The 2 min 20 sec film will be released in cinemas across the UK in the run up to Christmas. It is a piece that I am very proud of, and was created with a lot of care and attention to detail despite an extremely tight schedule. I will post a proper credits list with the film after its release, but until then a BIG THANK YOU to all the members of the team that worked with me on this and gave their all to produce such a charming film. I can't wait to see it on the big screen!

Friday, 17 September 2010

New job

Well I am back at Slinky directing a commercial/short film with agency Grey London. It's a really exciting project and I am very happy to be involved. (The film is due for cinema release at the beginning of December). More details at a later date, but in the meantime I'd better get back to my storyboard...

Friday, 3 September 2010

Passion

At the moment I am working at Passion Pictures on a commercial for the US directed by John Robertson.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Warp & Birds Eye View Re-Animate

I am very excited to have been invited to be part of the Re-Animate scheme 2010 run by Warp and Birds Eye View:

'...ReAnimate is the new animation development initiative from Warp Films and Birds Eye View with the support of Skillset Film Skills Fund.

Focusing on the worlds of screenwriting and animation, we will select up to 20 exceptional British women and equip them with the contacts and creative support they need to produce smart, commercial, animation ideas for the international marketplace...'

This is a great opportunity and I am really looking forward to developing some ideas through the scheme.

Watch this space!



Birds Eye View

Monday, 14 June 2010

FIFA film broadcast all over the world

FIFA 20 Centres for 2010 from Slinky Pictures on Vimeo.





The World Cup Kick off concert was broadcast all over the world last Thursday 10/06/10. And with an audience of 30,000 people at the Orlando stadium in Soweto it looked like there was a pretty amazing atmosphere there.

Unfortunately they didn't show the film on the BBC coverage, but it was broadcast on tv in other countries including Italy and Germany, as well as online. Here is a link to the German tv coverage so you can see the film in context (It is about 28 mins in. Please note that in this broadcast unfortunately it has been squashed and cropped top and bottom):

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/hauptnavigation/startseite/#/beitrag/video/1067194/Eröffnungskonzert-der-Fußball-WM-2010


Monday, 7 June 2010

World Cup film delivered!

On Friday we delivered the film to Comic Relief, and the tapes are flying out to South Africa as we speak.

It looks great. So I'm really excited, and hoping to see it on tv on Thursday 10th during the coverage of the opening concert.

A big THANK YOU to all the team at Slinky that worked so hard to get it all done to a tight schedule: Maria, Ryan, Rob, Luca, Toby, Nick, Michael, and Dorothee. Also a big thanks to Jo at 750mph who did an absolutely amazing job on the sound, also Nancy at 750mph for fitting us in, Pete Ellmore our brilliant DOP, Matt and Max at Clapham Road, Syleste for her lovely arm, Steve Maud for the live action footage, and Gary and George at Munky for squeezing us in on Friday.

Couldn't have done it without you all!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Directing a short film for The World Cup opening concert




Currently I am on the home straight directing a short film to be screened at the World Cup opening concert in Johannesburg on the 10th of June. The project is through Slinky Pictures and
we are working with a team at Comic Relief headed by Richard Curtis. The client is FIFA. It'll be exciting to see the final film on the big screens at the concert - even if only on tv!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Museums at Night competition Win


So it was a good start to the week, they let me know on Monday that I won the Museums at Night animation competition!

Museums at Night 2010 will run from Friday 14th May to Sunday 16th May. Night owls can look forward to a weekend of nocturnal adventures as museums unlock their doors for the annual after-hours celebration.

The brief was - to produce a short animation (any technique, any style) to promote Museums at Night - our national weekend of late night museum openings. The intention of the animation is to get people to visit the Museums at Night page on the Culture24 website to find an event that they want to go to. Culture24 teamed up with animators Kanoti to select the winner from 25 entries.

Check out the Culture 24 website HERE where my ident will be appearing very soon! (And of course I will also be posting it up on my blog).

Monday, 15 February 2010

Article about my work in DPI magazine - out now!




I am really pleased with this beautiful article, about my work, just published in issue 130 of DPI magazine. Yay!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Friday, 15 January 2010

DPI magazine Taiwan

I have just found out that I am to be featured in an upcoming issue of the beautifully designed DPI magazine from Taiwan ' For the most up-to-date trends in design and innovation...' I will post it up when I get hold of a final copy. Exciting!

ICA panel

On Tuesday night I had fun being on the panel at the ICA (www.ica.org.uk) as part of the London Short film Festival. I stepped in at the last minute as a replacement for Slinky's Chris Shepherd.The discussion was about the future of UK animation and how to get into the industry. It followed a retrospective of work from over the last ten years by animation company Nexus. My fellow panel members were the lovely Chris O'Reilly, Adam and Alan aka Smith & Foulkes from Nexus, and the evening was chaired by Shooting People's James Mullighan.