Building A Generous Church
When the Church Of England launched a new drive to explain, explore and promote the philosophy of generosity, they commissioned me to create this animated film.
This represented more than just the idea of giving charitably, but living a generous life and building a community based on it.
A real pleasure to work on, from the initial conversation, through the style frames I developed and onwards it always felt like it was moving in the right direction.
Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton FC, doing excellent work in their community. It was an honour to create this video for them setting out their vision for the work they do across Southampton.
Inside The Real Narcos
Working with the fantastic Tom Pearson and Plum Pictures, I got to create the maps and graphics for this incredible, and frankly terrifying, series. Originally on Channel4 but now on Netflix, I highly recommend you check it out.
BBC2 – Journey In The Danger Zone:Iraq
October Films commissioned me to create a series of maps for the BBC2 series Journey In The Danger Zone in which Adnan Sarwar returns to Iraq for the first time since serving there in the Royal Engineers.
This particular map was from the first episode and shows him leaving Iraqi Kurdistan and heading into Kirkuk Province
Diocese of Guildford Parish Share
This is a cut-down of a much longer video I designed and animated for the Diocese of Guilford to explain changes to their funding system.
I tried to inject as much character and fun as possible to hold audience attention in what could be a dry subject matter.
Please note this is a cutdown, so the voiceover and narrative won’t make complete sense here! You can see the full video here
Audio by John Gray at RoomService Media
BBC Panorama – When Kids Abuse Kids
To help deal with a sensitive subject, I was commissioned by the BBC to create animations for a Panorama documentary on ‘peer-on-peer’ child abuse. To help anonymise the victims but still tell their stories in a powerful manner, over six minutes of hand-drawn animated content was created to accompany four different children’s accounts.
Working with my wife, Kate Munday, we produced four different treatments to make each case identifiably unique. It was an extremely challenging project in many ways; partly in terms of the amount of content we needed to create but mostly the emotional impact of working on these stories and the difficulty of dealing with the subject in an accurate yet sensitive manner.
Available on the BBC iPlayer at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b098tgsl/panorama-when-kids-abuse-kids
Channel 4: From Russia To Iran
For the fourth series of Levison Wood’s epic journeys around the world, October Films commissioned me to create titles and map graphics, tracking his travels across the Caucasus mountain range from Russia to Iran.
Building on the work I’d done for the previous series in Central America, these graphics took on a more rugged and grainy aesthetic, with the country names hewn into the landscapes. Based on satellite imagery and elevation data, we found a balance between realism and capturing the vastness of the Caucasus mountain range. It was first broadcast on Channel 4 in August 2017.
Driver Youth Trust
I was approached by The Driver Youth Trust to create a video that would explain both their findings on the current state of SEND education in Britain and their visions for its future.
The challenge was to cover an extremely complex and nuanced subject accurately and clearly, whilst still representing the human side of the issue.
The Driver Youth Trust is a national charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people with a focus on those with literacy difficulties and who may have SEND, particularly children with dyslexia.
Mike & Susannah
Animated video to accompany editorial content on investment advice
Stapler in jelly
DNA for DYT
DNA gif from Driver Youth Trust project
Walking The Americas maps
Working with Robert Grieves, we produced a series of 3D maps for the Channel 4 TV series, Walking The Americas. Using actual elevation data and the GPS of the routes walked, we created textured terrains that accurately represented the journey whilst conveying the tropical environment of Central America.
Several maps were made for each episode and an overall map travelling right from Mexico to Colombia as the title sequence for the series.
Broadcast January 2017