Posts Tagged ‘Animation’

April 8th, 2014

Crime and Punishment Season

The documentaries in BBC Three’s Crime and Punishment Season are really good, especially Life and Death Row and Teen Killers: Life Without Parole. I cried during some of them.

Here’s the promo I directed to launch the season. Practically all credit goes to Laurence Honderick, who designed and animated everything.

Currently Playing With: Patatap

March 21st, 2013

Made Of Money

As the 2013 Budget was coming round the corner, the BBC wanted to promote their friendly coverage of The Economy. I teamed up with Loose Moose to create this animation.

And it’s all made out of real money! Expensive.

Creative – Adam Butcher
Creative Head – Dan Moore
Animation Director – Ange Palethorpe

Currently Watching: Kung Fu POV Music Vid

February 27th, 2012

Bradley at a Festival near you

Bradley Manning Had Secrets will be appearing in a few festivals in the next few months.

Check it out at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at their Radical Constitution programme of experimental shorts. March 26th!

Meanwhile – in Holland – the film’s already had a very successful screening at the Rotterdam International Film Festival last month. Plus, it’s in competition at the Holland Animation Film Festival, also playing at the end of March.

I’ll try and keep you updated with festival selections as they come in. Very nice seeing it on the big screen – big pixels!

Currently Watching: Ratatat – Drugs

December 16th, 2011

Bradley Manning Film Online

After a lovely screening at the BFI on Wednesday, my new pixelly-semi-documentary film is availble to watch and share online.

Hope you find it thought-provoking/moving/over-stylised or all of the above. All the info about the film can be found here.

NB. Releasing this on the same day that Bradley goes to trial is pure coincidence. I really wish him the best.

Currently Watching: ‘VERSE

November 14th, 2011

Bradley Manning Had Secrets

I’m going to finish a new short film this week!

Bradley Manning Had Secrets is an animated personal portrait of Bradley Manning, not as the Wikileaks “hacktivist” but as a young soldier going through a crisis-of-conscious and a crisis-of-gender-identity.

This is my first non-fiction piece – all the dialogue is taken from Bradley’s online conversations with Adrian Lamo. I’ve also taken on a new graphic style: rotoscoping live-action footage into minimalist pixel-art.

This is all made possible by Animate Projects who have commissioned the film. They’re also hosting a few Making Of Videos for it.

The film premières at the BFI on Wednesday 14th Dec. Book your tickets now!

August 2nd, 2011

BBC Two Promos

You may not know it, but I’ve been directing promos for BBC Two since March this year.

Here’s some recent ones that I’m particularly happy with:


The Rob Brydon Show

A “something-for-nothing” trailer using a Rostrum camera.


The Code – Stings

3 enigmatic stings to drive people to an online maths-related treasure hunt.

Currently Watching: A song from The Wicker Man

May 16th, 2011

The Story Of A Tin Can

Towards the end of last year, I was approached by the French environmental charity Reseasu Environment Santé to write and direct an animation for their campaign on BPA plastics. Narrowing down from several proposed scripts, we eventually developed The Story Of A Tin Can into the above promo.

Having worked with Jonathan Harris on Internet Story, I was very happy to for him to animate the entire film this time!

Likewise, the music is from another long-term collaborator: Blair Mowat.

Currently Watching: Wener Herzog as Plastic Bag