AWUK kindly invited me to write some thoughts for an interview piece related to my work and the contributions I've made so far to the program.
Animex Festival were interested in a speaking contribution from me. This is an annual international festival in the UK where global speakers come together for a week of talks, critique sessions, screenings and live events with attendees. I had such a wonderful time being counted among creators whose work I admire and being on the contributing side, giving people advice and feedback on their showreels.
Headed over to BAFTA 195 Piccadilly for their Transferrable Skills Day to show the short film I've been directing and chat about the (often undervalued) soft skills I've been carrying from industry to industry throughout my working life.
2022 BAFTA Film Awards juror in the British Short Animation category.
Panel Speaker for AWUK’s second ‘F*ck Up Night’ following popular demand, where panellists shared one example of a mistake we’ve made throughout our career, the lessons it taught us and how we approached solutions going forward. As featured in Animation Magazine.
Panellist for Stardance Animation Festival 2021.
BAFTA Kids panellist as part of Cinemagic Film Festival.
2021 BAFTA Games Awards jury member in the Animation category.
Access: VFX podcast guest as a mentor in their mentorship program.
Guest speaker at Creative Fuse NE.
Interview feature in GamesTM magazine issue #196.
Served on the judging panel for the 2022 Young Animator of the Year competition in the 'Best 3D Animator Aged 15-18' category, alongside other wonderful top creatives.
I love being active in the wider animation community online, sharing tools and resources with anyone looking to learn as well as via public events, jurying, interviews and mentorship. Here are a selection of media snippets that I've contributed to or featured in related to this.
As part of our D&I efforts at Bomper Studio I volunteered to answer some questions on Instagram for International Migrants Day on December 18th 2022. My hope is they were insightful for anyone in animation with the same experience.
My links to Animex Festival were briefly covered in the online publication The Northern Echo.