Two projects dominated last Year. In November, Dennis and Gnasher Unleased! which I'd been storyboarding all year for the team at Jellyfish Pictures launched on CBBC. I had a fantastic time storyboarding on the series, under the direction of Boris Hiestand. The series topped the CBBC's ratings on its first week.
2017 was also the year Hull was put on the map as City of Culture. I've worked in Hull a lot over the years in education, and have family roots there and it was a real privilege to lead an animation project once more at Bricknell Primary School for an educational case study for Hull City of Culture using animated filmmaking to bring history to life.
Teaming once again with my friend and Bricknell wonder woman, Sarah Newton who really came into her own as I was so busy on Dennis. It was great to step out the studio and into this work created by children. We had an incredible team of pro's support the children, including Jon Dixon Adamson, Madeleine Thorne, Charlotte Blacker. All inspired by Lilly's Granddad who sailed the Arctic Corsair. A Trawl Through time won Best Animation (Under 12s) at Cinemagic.