Friday, 14 January 2011


Below are some screenshots from the animated sequences I did for BBC Three sitcom IDEAL with BabyCow Productions and Director Ben Wheatley.

'Moz' the character played by Johnny Vegas takes a drug made from powdered Amazonian cockroach abdomen and starts to hallucinate. The world around him starts to appear as swirling lines and organic shapes that shift and pulsate.

The animation was done painstakingly frame by frame and was a lot of hard work. It was also a pleasure to work on and I had a great time doing it. I had some help from two other animators by the names of Melissa Bramley and Rosie Miles.

The animation has had a great response so says writer Graham Duff which is great to know.

If you want to see the episode you can do so by clicking here. It's split into two parts and all of the animation takes place in part two so if you can't wait then click here for part two and skip to around 3:00 and then 11:20 for the second sequence.


Above is a couple of shots taken during the production of my promotional trailer for 'Losing It' published by Andersen Press. The trailer involved live action combined with animation, which of course was yet to be added at this stage. Below is how the same scenes looked after some digital trickery.

Watch the trailer here to see how it turned out once all the animation was finished. Photos supplied courtesy of Melissa Bramley.

Thursday, 6 January 2011


As part of the London Short Film Festival Straight 8 are holding another Retrospective screening featuring some of the best films entered over the last decade. This time it's being held at the famous Roxy Bar and Screen on the 10th of January at 8pm.

My 2008 entry 'Robot' once again has the honour of making the selection and will be screened alongside another Straight 8 film with the audio on switchable headsets. Sound crazy?

It does indeed, but I have it on good authority that it will be a lot of fun too!

Tickets are £5 on the door which is pretty good when you consider you are getting a decades worth of Super 8 goodness.

For more information click on the event and the Roxy Bar and Screen click here.