Document Film Festival

My short film ‘Mikey & Jools Keep Safe’ has been selected for Glasgow’s Human Rights Film Festival, Document.

It will be screened as part of a retrospective to mark mediaco-op’s 10th birthday, on Saturday 11 Oct 2014 at 12 noon at the CCA in Glasgow…enjoy!

 

Pop Up Birthday

Jess Connell and I teamed up again, putting together this short promo film to help two talented artists fund a quirky pop-up shop.

Eco-furniture designer Ziggy Sawdust and Illustrator Fiona Purves opened the Edinburgh pop-up to celebrate the first birthday of their respective entrepreneurial businesses in summer 2013.

Off to Bristol I will go….

I’m off to Bristol for Encounters Film Festival! I’ve been accepted onto a professional development course – the Creative Business of Producing Animation – and the line up of speakers in inspiring. Two days of scintillating lectures from internationally acclaimed and established producers, a full day of touring Aardman and picking the brains of some of their top producers, Sam Fell speaking on ParaNorman, and lots of short film to boot. Needless to say, this animation enthusiast is sold. If you’re there and want to chat, get in touch!

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan. Inspiring. An amazing visionary artist and a compelling speaker. I saw him give a lecture as part of the Edinburgh Book Festival and he spoke eloquently and articulately about the process of being an artist. One of the best events I’ve been to this year.

Shaun-Tan

Edinburgh Book Festival

I’m seeing many interesting events this year at the book festival, but so far the highlight was a masterclass given by Giles Andreae, also known as Edward Munkton. Less of a class and more of an honest, frank discussion on work, success and happiness. His new series ‘World of Happy‘ is amazing. Next up, looking forward to Julia Donaldson in discussion with Axel Schueffler!

Monster Book!

I have accepted an invitation to contribute to a book for the Great Ormand Street Hospital Charity (GOSH).

They have invited 33 illustrators to create an image of a monster that will be published for this coming Christmas. The book will contain a collection of Monster drawings that have been created by 4 pupils from 33 schools around London. The school who drew the Monster I will illustrate is Avondale Primary School.

Each of the Monsters have been given a name that the 4 children decided. The Monsters name for my illustration is Monster Tall, and he’s pretty funky. I’m looking forward to bringing him to life!