CMC 2018

Well, what a lovely conference!

Held in Sheffield, The Children's Media Conference is a gathering of wonderful people from all different disciplines working in Media. I attended this year as a volunteer as means to learn about the industry and ended up with fortuitous opportunities and a revitalised energy to develop my own IP.

I want to say a big ol' Thank You to the production team behind the conference, they did a smashing job and I hope to see them again in the future!

Here I am getting a taste of the pannelist life!

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Annecy Animation Festival 2018

A few pictures from our week in Annecy, with a selection of the finest friends and animators in the biz.

Another Year at UCA

Another fantastic Grad show from all the talented students at UCA closes my second year there as a teaching assistant. This year I was welcomed to tutor on BA Animation and DFSA, I've had a wonderful time getting to know a new batch of students and I'm so very excited to see them graduate!

The grad show this year is open from the 6th of June - 15th of June and I urge you all to go and feast your eyes.

As the term ends and so does my position as TA, however I'm super excited to return this summer as a tutor as part of the Outreach team.

Thanks for reading!

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Feature on It's Nice That & The Next Round of Playback

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

The Law of The Sea has been touring the UK as part of the Playback Exhibition for the last two years, and yesterday was the kick off launch party at the ICA marking its 3rd year in circulation! The exhbition will be at the ICA till the 23rd of March.

Super human Corinne Orton is a driving force behind the exhibition and also the word-writer for this piece in my favourite magazine, It's Nice That.

Thank you to Corinne for the lovely feature and also congrats to my fellow ladies and friends who are also in the article!

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Natwest 6 Nations

Back on the sports stuff!

A spot I edited an animated over at LiveWire Sport for the 6 Nations Rugby Super Saturday.

As of yet its been viewed 50k+ times across twitter and instagram alone.

you can watch it here

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Screenings at Waterstones

Out and about Tottenham Court Road on Thursday? Why not pop into Waterstones and see a screening of Screen South Ignition Shorts, with a special focus on Animation. The Law of The Sea will be screened as well as Hiveminds, another excellent animation from UCA students turned alumni.

You can RSVP here and there's going to be panels and workshops too, hope to see some friendly faces there!

BFI Future Film Festival

The Law of The Sea returns to the BFI to be part of the BFI Future Film Festival where it will be collecting its first laurel!

The festival will be running from 15-18 of February. In its 11th year, this festival is one of the most important and influential of its kind with its focus being on young, emerging film makers with a diverse line up of films, its truly an honour to be included in the programme.

The Law of The Sea is going to be featured as part of the Modern Life shorts programme alongside some absolutely wonderful international shorts which I'm very excited to watch.

 First laurel, is it big enough?

First laurel, is it big enough?

EDIT - Hello again, just updating this post with a little new information, I will be going on the 18th to be part of the panel for the

Random Acts: Bold Expressions of Creativity so if you're about, come say hi!

 

 

The Law at The Sea at the Gulbenkian

We are kicking off 2018 with some very good news, The Law of the Sea is going to be shown throughout Jaunary at the Gulbenkian Art Centre before a selection of features, I'm quite excited to say it will preface films such as Murder on the Orient Express, Happy End directed by Michael Haneke and Human Flow directed by Ai Weiwei.

The Law of the Sea will make appearances on the 8th, 12th, 14th and 20th of January, and if you're knocking about Cantebury and want to catch any of the films at the Gulbenkian, you can book tickets here.

1 YEAR AT NERD

This month marks one whole year since NERD asked me to join their talented roster of Animation Directors.

As a fresh lil animator in the big wide industry, the skills I've learned here so far have been invaluable, and with each new job I learn so much more!

Here's a small glimpse into the two projects I've worked on with NERD this year:

Three

A short film comissioned by Janssen. The story follows the struggles of 3 women with multiple myeloma as they campaign to make the life saving drug Velcade available to thousands on the NHS. I hope to link it soon so you can watch it, but for now, enjoy some stills!

With thanks to Yael Biran and Shay Hamias

Sky Newsprint

A 15s ident for Sky Sports, my 3rd piece of directorial work to be shown on the TellyBox. When I graduated last year, my first animation job was as an intern rotoscoping Premiere League footage for social media content, a year on and I'm doing the same, but moved from intern to director. I still dont watch football... its a funny old world.

Big thank you's to my friends and fellow animators on this very quick turn around project:

Freddie Littlewood, Oliver Pendle, Pepe Gomez and Tom Willis

Encounters Film Festival!

Very pleased to announce that The Law of the Sea celebrates its first birthday with a screening at the 23rd Encounters Film Festival!

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For those attending the Bristol event, the C4 film will be screened on Wednesday 20th of September as part of the touring Playback Exhibiton

As well as this, my friend's NFTS Grad film is also being shown! Homegrown, directed by the talented stop-motioner Quentin Haberham will take centre stage on Thursday the 21st as part of the aptly named Heartstrings category. Its a great film, and if you look closely you'll see my name pop up in the credits after lending a helping hand (ha!) modelling the hands and other bits for the puppets while volunteering at the NFTS last summer.