"How to cope with an avoidant partner" animation for School of Life now online

The animation I made last year for the School of Life went online recently.

I’ve very much enjoyed reading the youtube comments and seeing how people react to the characters. It’s interesting how people tend to read the genders of the fruit slice couple, and also who they relate to more. I’m a big fan of the School of Life videos so it was great to have the chance to make one.

Cinema snog scupered
Not That orange-faced person
Not into certain kinds of sentimentality

Mary Putnam Jacobi exhibit part of the Gendered Innovations exhibition at Taiwan Science Education Centre

I worked with Dimensions Plus in Taiwan to put together the animations for an exhibit on Mary Putnam Jacobi, a scientist, doctor, writer and suffragist. She was one of the first female doctors and a very inspiring character.

The exhibit takes the form of two parallel projectors that both screen screen different scenes from Jacobi’s life. The two projections are in the style of a Victorian Magic Lantern. Different scenes can be triggered by buttons between the two projectors.

The exhibit is part of a wider exhibition called Gendered Innovations at the Taiwan Science Education Centre and is on from February to November 2019.

"What is Emergence?" animation for Quanta Magazine released

I worked with Emily Driscoll from Bonsci Films to make this animation for Quanta Magazine. It explains the scientific phenomenon of Emergence using ants, fruits, picnics and robots.

Original concept design

Original concept design

Original concept design

Original concept design

Small parts

Launch of Fair Trials campaign animation

On 7th November we had the launch of our animation for the great organisation, Fair Trials. Isabel Bondy and I co-directed this animation with a mix of live-action footage and rotoscoping. The launch went really well and we’re super grateful to have worked on such a great project and cause. Really enjoyable.

Every day, people all over the world are detained for fighting for what they believe in. Their only chance for justice is if they are given a fair trial. If you believe in human rights, you have to believe in Fair Trials.
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Equality for all rainbow flag

Standby for eOsphere

During the Summer of 2017 I worked on a project with eOsphere, a remote monitoring company. They were looking for interesting visuals on the subject of how satellite imaging can assist in fighting, in this case, forest fires.

This became a short film called “Standby” featuring painted landscapes, abstract interpretations of satellite data and flickering fimo textures.

“Standby” was screened as part of The New Horizon of Space Technology exhibition at Modern Art Oxford in October 2017.

Alpha Steppa - 3rd Kingdom Lyric Videos

I recently made these lyric videos for dub artist Alpha Steppa using the beautiful album artwork of Eve Woodbridge.

The bird aside, this is perhaps not my most intricate animation ever but maybe already the most viewed. Great music, important lyrics and a fun project.


Introducing: "So I Danced Again..." Trailer

Now that our time at the RCA is over, I have the pleasure of finally releasing the trailer to my graduation film "So I Danced Again...".

The film embraces the act of listening. It is a search for meaning; a dance through our chaotic world of meaningful/meaningless sounds.


I began the project with an experimental documentary methodology, researching and interviewing people about their relationship with music and dance. This included a researcher into movement, dance and empathy, a music therapist, a researcher into the psychological effects of drumming groups, a spiritual dancer and contact dancer. It seemed to me that all these people were studying something intrinsically human. This non-verbal language that we all naturally speak became my focus.

My intention was to remain open to change as the project developed. I found that the project took the form of a search for meaning, and just as I was trying to work out what the film was about, so were my interviewees trying to work out what it was about music that effects us so strongly.

My uncertainty in the quest became a large element of the film. I started to think that perhaps if we were able to listen closely enough, the non-verbal voice of music and sound might become verbal, and that this voice would be able to tell us the answer. As I continued to research and experiment, I realised that I don't believe there is any answer, and also that it doesn't bother me much at all. Music is wonderful and dancing is fun so even if there are no answers, let's just enjoy it!

I experimented with the visuals in order to encourage a way of listening that is non-verbal. I used visual rhythms in pattern and editing to highlight repetitions in the speech. This was to draw the viewer away from the cognitive experience of the words and into a freer enjoyment of the musical nature of the speech.

As part of our exhibition I created a separate website to display and explain some of my research:



"Of The Apple" screened at Melbourne International Animation Festival

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My first year film from the RCA, Of The Apple, was played at MIAF (Melbourne International Animation Festival) as part of a screening named "Nudity in Animation" which I appreciate greatly. Something else I appreciate greatly is the film being played alongside beautiful Alice de Barrau's Lying Belly. A truly talented woman that the world misses. Other extremely talented RCA alumni Josh Saunders, Oscar Lewis, Joana Silva and Sophie Markatatos also had their graduation films screened at MIAF. It's great to think how far away our films can spread. Hopefully they will make their way home too one day.

Thank you very much MIAF!


"Of The Apple" screened at Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival

eve-picks-up-baby_7 Of The Apple was recently screened as part of the student programme at Monstra Animated Film Festival, alongside my incredible classmates Yuriko Ogawa and Marta Reis Andrade. This is my first year film from the RCA. Were it not for the second year film sapping all the time and life out of me I would have definitely gone to visit Monstra Film Festival - there was so much great stuff being screened.

Thank you so much Monstra, I'm very grateful for Monstra being the first official festival screening for my film Of The Apple!


Goodbye to the Royal College of Art

The last two years at the RCA have been as exciting and stressful and rewarding and painful as I could have hoped. It is strange to be describing it in the past tense already, as it seems so recent that I was going to WHSmith and getting my new scholastic pencil case ready to begin the course. It is difficult to get across what a great time I have had. I have learnt so much and I'm so pleased to have had the opportunity to spend time with our tutors and the other amazingly talented students on our course. I am going to thoroughly miss it and I'm extremely grateful that I was able to go. I love you lovely animation Animals!


New Director Showreel

I've had some fun putting together a showreel, this time with only things I've directed and animated myself. This means it's mainly work from this past year at the Royal College of Art. Oh, it's been fun and there's still most of a year to go! Time flies. https://vimeo.com/193075794

BOIL: RCA Animation 1st Year Screening


Tonight at 7pm we will be screening our beloved short films from our 1st year on the animation course at the RCA. I made this showreel for the event to present our work in the context of the community  in which they were made. Although many of us are now getting stuck into the 2nd year work it was great fun to revisit last year, jump in face-first and roll around in our own films.

FAFF to play Entrevista/Interview

https://vimeo.com/183032046 I went along to the Factual Animation Film Fuss last year just before I started studying at the Royal College of Art and it really inspired me towards the use of 'creative non-fiction'. This year my short film Entrevista/Interview is being played as part of the festival, which is really exciting. About half a second of it can be seen in the festival trailer above.

Do go along to Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel, next weekend (30th Sept-2nd Oct) and maybe I'll see you down there!

Thanks a lot FAFF, I hope to meet you shortly!

More information here: Factual Animation Film Fuss