I've been thinking up some additional story material for Magic Light Pictures' animated adaption of 'The Highway Rat'
by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The half hour TV movie will air on Christmas day 2017 and is adapted and directed by Jeroen Jaspaert.
I've been doing some character animation and background/prop design for really fun a short Kickstarter video by actor Sandro Isaack, (Mozart In The Jungle).
The animation takes the form of an election campaign film, shot by the animated star of the show, a young girl called Ava.
The Backgrounds were constructed in such a way as to allow a handheld camera effect to be created in After Effects.
It was a lot of fun to make. I'll post a link when the video is online.
I created a 10 second animation for Kate Jessop's 'Queer Heroes' project, coming soon to a cool gallery in Berlin. Each animator was assigned a 'Queer Hero'. Mine was Jeanette Winterson. I hope she likes the film I came up with.
are a few of the illustrations I created. Thought I should use inks -
since JW seems to get through a fair bit of ink her self.
I drew some imaginary fruits too. Most of them are a bit rude to post.
Sometimes I'm asked to create a lot of
design work in a really short amount of time. Usually this is for
corporate clients or creatives wanting something for a pitch.
Recently I created a lot of character designs for Sasudi. The project was produced and animated by Neil Ben.
You can see these designs and others
for similar short contract jobs here.
Give My Love To Hull
music video I made for 'Golden Buzzer Act'
The song is a warm whimsical ode to Hull and features footage shot by
local residents. Huge thanks to all!
You can watch it here.
Hope you like. It's already clocked up over 100k views - hurrah!
OCD-Short Animation (Trailer) from ZoeyZhaoZ on Vimeo.
Okay - so this post is sort of me showing off about being a mentor at Central St. Martins on the MA Character Animation Course. It is also a shout out to my mentee Zoey Zhao who's graduation film was selected for prestigious NAHEMI Screening at Encounters Animation Festival.
I did a lot of animation on 'Sleepio'
- an Apple Iphone/pad/watch app, which provides a CBT alternative to
sleeping pills. Recently the app was nominated for an award at the
London Design Museum.
Bad news: We didn't win. Good News: I won't be loosing any sleep over it.
It Is Rocket Science
It Is Rocket Science from kate sullivan on Vimeo.
I was asked to create an animation to help promote Helen Keen's radio show,
It Is Rocket Science.
(Top Secret) After Effects Character Animation
I did some very good work with some folks a while back - but it was for an in-house project and we are not allowed to post it online as it stars members of the general public/their staff. Please get in touch if you would like to see the animation and find out who did what. I'm really proud of it.
The Matt Lucas Awards
A really fun job - I did a bit of animation for
the title sequence designed and directed by Mal Hartley.
The Honourable Woman
pre-school CBeebies character designs turned up on The Honourable Woman
the other week. Here's a pic of the murderer watching them.
East End Backpassages
December 2014 I designed this beermat-themed flyer for a pub-themed
sell-out site-specific musical history show in the maze of derelict
rooms underneath Shoreditch Town Hall.
I also wrote and performed a monologue. More info coming soon. For now please see here.
The show was part of Spitalfileds Music Winter Festival.
We've done quite a few shows with them over the years. Usually I don't write and perform - I create films, projections and other visuals.
Above: In this show (in Christchurch Spitalfields' crypt) I created a film full of images that have come to represent the East End of London. This was projected and integrated into a live performance.
Above: A still taken at a show in Shoreditch Church. I created visuals used as part of a live lo-fi Hitchcock-themed performance. The visuals were created using cardboard silhouettes and a Maglite.
Christchurch Spitalfields Crypt
Above: another beermat-themed flyer . This one was co-designed with Cerys Hogg.
The shows were a real success. Here's a link to some blurb about them.
East End Backpassages The Book
East End Backpassages - the book is on its second print-run
and is available in the likes of Foyles, The Whitechapel Gallery and
The Tate Modern. It includes my photos and photo-montages.
Here's a few pics from the book launch at Rough Trade
East End Backpassages The Mag
I wrote and photoshopped a photo-story for this magazine published by Backpassage Tours. It's available to buy at our live events and in The Brick Lane Bookshop.
Please excuse the typos. I actually ended up designing and laying out the whole magazine in InDesign. Luckily one of our troupe, Sarah Wise, used to work in magazine publishing and so was able to give me a few pointers.
Anyway, I'll upload some stills when I get a chance. I'm proud of the artwork - if not the leading and kerning.
Concrete Gym Mats
Oh well We haven't made the Bafta shortlist.
film was very much liked by the panel but unfortunately the jury had
to rule that it's just not a fiction film and so cannot go any
further in the process.
(There's no short documentary category
but there is a drama-doc loophole in the fiction one. As it was a
highly stylised treatment of a story I hoped it it might just make it
Happily George wasn't too disappointed
personally. He laughed and said he didn't mind me telling the powers
that be that the film is fictional - because he made it all up.
Must've been a
very slow week day in Alveston.