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.
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
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.
DNA gif from Driver Youth Trust project
Hosted at the Savoy Theatre in London, the 2015 International Opera Awards commissioned me to produce all video content for the event. This included an opening sequence to set the tone for the evening ahead.
A high speed journey through various operas, it was a hugely enjoyable project to research. On the evening the beginning section interacted with the surrounding set (designed by Tim Bird) but that sadly isn’t captured here.
Working with the Red Cross again I created a video to explain and highlight the work of their logistics department, GLS. Keeping with the Red Cross branding and simplifying a complex global organisation, a simple line and sphere motif was developed.
Sound by Guilt Free Post, voiceover by Michael Fenton Stevens.
It was an honour to be commissioned to make the opening titles for the feature film The Last Sparks Of Sundown.
My work was completed in the summer of 2014, but I only got to see the film a year later. Filmed on a micro-budget, starring The Pajama Men, Miles Jupp and Emily Bevan, Empire magazine called it “A fast-paced country house farce with verve, invention and a good heart.”
Nothing beats seeing your work on the big screen but you’ll have to make do with Vimeo for now…
I worked on a range of projects for Guardian films with a few different ones compiled above. In order these are:
Building The Future – a series of short films on environmental architecture
The Observer Ethical Awards – online and live stings for the annual Observer event. These ended up also becoming part of the set design
Green Streets – A documentary series on a street’s attempts to reduce their energy use and bills, illustrations by Sandra Howgate
Graphics for BBC2 series The Story Of Science, bringing archive paintings and illustrations to life.
The British Red Cross approached me to create a full graphical package for their annual excellence awards ceremony at the NEC. These had to be fully adaptive and applicable across a range of categories.
Used as an introduction to the whole ceremony, stings for nominees and award announcements.
A complete branding and design package for the weekly Film4 movie show (now sadly defunct). The whole show was presented via a graphical interface which I was tasked to redesign and create a turnkey project for their future use.
Winner of an iTunes award for Best Video Podcast, Movie Rush was a pioneering multi-platform film review programme available online, via iTunes and broadcast daily on the Film4 TV network.
Described by Broadcast Magazine as the ‘Perfect Podcast’, Movie Rush was the first internet video show to be commissioned for TV in the UK and broadcast daily on the Film4 digital channel for nearly four years.
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Commissioned by IWC I made the titles and graphics for the BBC4 documentary Return Of The Hero. Part of the Adventure For Boys series, this programme focused on classic boys’ adventure stories and I used archive comics to invoke some nostalgia for the period.
Music is Lemonade by Horsebox