A chance for a bit of 3D fun through time, promoting WillyWrapper.com whilst packing in as many euphemisms along the way as possible. Sound by John Gray of Roomservice Media, voice over by Alex Genn-Bash
Working with Draft FCB I created animations for the in-store screens at the Post Office – I also created a template for these so future films could easily be created in the same style with other freelancers
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.
Paul Taylor-Mills approached me to design a fully projected interactive set for his Edinburgh festival musical Honk! This was before I was aware of the many and varied ways of media servers and projection technology that would be the natural and best way of running the show. So I built my own Flash-based interactive system to programme and control the show.
Playing to packed houses at the George Square Theatre it was a veritable Edinburgh success
Images to come
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 four episode series of animations for the Diocese Of London’s Christmas teaching packs. Whilst other material taught an orthodox version of the nativity story, these animations were intended to be an irreverent take on those events and a light-hearted introduction to the lessons.
Used in hundreds of schools across London, each four minute episode was created by myself, including writing and recording the theme tune. Vocals were provided by Jake Morley, character voices by Morgan Thomas and banjo by Jamie Munday.
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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I provided some projected set and the animated grand finale in the world’s finest Victorian zombie comedy musical. Written by Alex Genn-Bash with music by Jake Morley, it proved a runaway hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007, nominated for two fringe awards including best new musical.
Later adapted AROUND THE WORLD! (Well, Canada)
Riotous… could easily be expanded into a full-length West End spectacular, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since The Rocky Horror Show.
British Theatre Guide – 5 Stars
Some of funniest scenes seen on the Fringe in a decade
Broadway Baby – 5 Stars
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
Short film from 2006 with music by lextrical.
It won runners up prize at the Exposures Film Festival in 2006, and also been show at the Portobello Film Festival (London), the Venn festivl (Bristol), and the Prix Ars Electronica Festival (Vienna)
One of my first animations, a music video for Horsebox’s song Out Of Tune
Screened at the Phoenix Short Film Festival
Another old university project, this one made with the majestical Robert Grieves, based on the Daphne Du Maurier short story, The Blue Lenses. Involved some fun days out filming at London Zoo and the Natural History Museum as we experimented with mixed media to create this strange world.
Screened at various festivals including Short Ends at the ICA, Eat Our Shorts at the BFI, and Pandora’s Box in San Fransisco.