So long Saloon...

The times here again to move onto new things. Many thanks to all the guys at Cartoon Saloon for having me these last 6 months. Ive loved working on Wolfwalkers and the two new shows they're developing. 

Ive a pretty free week before I move onto my next role as Storyboard supervisor at Passion Pictures. Im really excited to start work on another great show with a great team. 

I'm a very lucky chap. 

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Home

I'm back after my time on Wolfwalkers. Great to work with Tomm, Ross, and the team at Cartoon Saloon. The projects they have cooking in their new studio are amazing!

Tomm and my fellow story artists pictured.

I'm home working on a great new Saloon project. It's pretty epic and its a given with the Saloon that it looks amazing.

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Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore

Guillaume Lorin 

Guillaume Lorin 

Iker Maidagan (far right)

Iker Maidagan (far right)

Giovanna Ferrari

Giovanna Ferrari

 

 

 

 

Wolfwalkers

Freelancing is going well. I continue to stick to my guns and work on things I really want to. Im currently over in Ireland helping out on Wolfwalkers. So great to be working with the Cartoon Saloon guys again. 

 

 

 

Ak ak ak ak!

Work is going great right now. I'm working with the wonderful folks at Plugin Media on their new show Such a brilliant bunch of people! 

And also developing a few things with my pals at Mackinnon and Saunders. I'm alway enthused coming away from the MS studio. So many things to try and not touch. 

We are pitching next week anyway...so a few more early starts needed yet. 

New project NOT pictured.

New project NOT pictured.

 

 

So long Soi

My thanks to the amazing Studio Soi for having me on their project. I'm home again now, freelancing on a great new show and working on some fun new stuff with my producer pal. 

Tiny little thumbnail drawing.

Tiny little thumbnail drawing.

Save the date!

Nella Premieres on NickJnr in the U.S Monday 6th Feb at 10a.m (ET/PT). Link here. She debuts internationally in the spring. I think she's going to be big hit for Nick and the guys at Brown Bag Films.  

Happy New year!

In less than two weeks I start as a director at the wonderful Studio Soi. I can't wait to meet the guys there and dive in. Lots to do before I leave for Germany. Very exciting!

 

 

Nella the Princess Knight

Nella The Princess Knight, the show I Series Directed, is set to premiere on Nickelodeon USA in February 2017. Not sure of the UK date yet. The official release image really doesn't do the show justice. 

Scary Fairy

The last week or so Ive had a very rushed but fun job to do. Illustrating 30+ images for my friends Mackinnon and Saunders, for a project called Scary Fairy. An epic spooky poem written and performed by Craig Charles with the BBC Philharmonic. The images were projected at the concert last night. I couldn't make it unfortunately but the show will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 6 January. 

Storyboards

On Wednesday the 16th November ill be Running a Storyboarding for TV animations workshop at the Manchester Animation Festival. you can grab tickets here..... MAF

 

 

2016 toot toot!

It took a while to get back into gear after the Christmas break, but things are progressing full steam. By the end of the month, the crew will be double what it is now. We so need more biscuits!

Voice records have started in New York. Our cast is amazing! Next step is dropping the real dialogue into the animatic in place of the scratch track.

Also in the news our studio is in the top 50 creative companies in England. 

And Ive even started on my Animex talk. No pressure.

 

is this thing on?

is this thing on?

Blimey!

That was quick! Christmas already!. The show is moving very fast and we are well into animatics. Brown Bag Films is building an amazing studio in Manchester with an awesome international crew. We have a new art director all the way from L.A, and a Spanish animation director due to start in the new year. We also have another American staff writer in house AND a studio dog called Jack. 

Also in the new year I'll be speaking at Animex . My first public talk. Gulp! 




The team grows.

A few months on and things are really kicking into gear at Brown Bag. While the show must still remain nameless the team continues to build. There's over twenty of us now installed in the Manchester studio with many more to come. We're very lucky to have attracted some truly amazing talent from all over the world. 

With boards and voice records in the U.S about to start we are entering into a very exciting stage. And myself, I'm about to get very busy. I'm so proud of the guys at Brown Bag Manchester and feel very lucky to be directing such a big show. 

Tea Break

Tea Break

Showrunner and Storyboard lead discuss cake

Showrunner and Storyboard lead discuss cake

Brown Bag Films

Today I started as Director at Brown Bag films in Manchester. I can't say what show yet but I'm sure the name will be released shortly. Sad to leave the amazing guys at Mackinnon and Saunders after a great year making Wanda and the Alien, and excited to start work on a new show and team.

Fish Head Steve

Something related to a thing I directed, (I think I'm safe saying that) ... Our beautiful maquette's made it home safe for their photo shoot.

Cowboy

Cowboy

Cowboy, Steve and Alice

Cowboy, Steve and Alice

Cowboy ready for his close up.

Cowboy ready for his close up.