Joseph makes films, theatre and illustration work. His practice is fuelled by a desire to tell stories by utilising whatever may be around him. His films have won awards and been screened at festivals internationally and he has performed, written and directed for theatre. His illustration work has been exhibited in galleries in the UK.
Emma-Rose Dade - DOP/Model maker/Compositor
Emma-Rose Dade is a model maker, animator and photographer. Her background in fine art has given her a strong interest in working with materials and tactile elements to realise designs in three dimensional forms. Emma specialises in stop motion animation and model making and brings to the project her skills as a photographer as well as a consistent attention to detail.
Kit Wilson – Composer
Kit studied music at the University of York and has composed for film and theatre. His works incorporate song writing and large-scale electro-acoustic structures and often explore the relationship between organic and electronic elements. Joseph and Kit have been making films together since their childhood and through numerous collaborations have developed a unique creative affinity and a natural working methodology. Kit is now studying at Trinity College of Music in London.
Jack Vaughan – Sound Designer
Jack Vaughan is a composer, sound designer and arranger, based in Bristol, UK. Jack has composed music for theatre, film and television. He has worked as an audio assistant at Films@59, and as assistant to film composer William Goodchild. Jack has arranged music for The Bristol Ensemble, and assistant-arranged for Ronni Size and for the BBC Concert orchestra in their performance of Nature’s Great Events. He has also performed at Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals.
Flavio Perez – Production and Technical Consultant
Flavio works in production and is based in Paris, France. He studied production at Gobelins Ecole d’Image in Paris and since then he has worked in a number of roles on various animated films. Flavio’s skills lie in production, scheduling and budgeting and his background training in computer technology makes him a valuable technical asset. Flavio worked on the Oscar-winning Logorama before most recently working as Data Manager on Universal Picture’s Despicable Me.
Sinead Oram – Model maker
Sinead has a passion for creating animation, props and curiosities. She enjoys prop making and specialises in multimedia film merging 2D with other materials. Her art has been displayed in galleries in Swansea and she has also worked on a project with BBC4. She hopes she can bring her interests in crafting to good use on this project and is excited to be working in the stop motion tradition of film making.
James Hadrill – Puppet Costume
James studied at Middlesex University and has helped refine his craft at 'Vivienne Westwood' and 'Preen' respectively. His work is an experiment in contradictions exploring how masculine and feminine, tailoring and drapery, structure and looseness can combine to create fashion on both a wearable and conceptual stage. James has brought his skills as a maker to the project in creating the puppet costume.
Lewys Hobden – Compositing and Effects
Lewys is studying MA Animation at international Film School Wales. In the past three years, while obtaining his Bachelor of Animation from the international Film School Wales, he has worked as a freelance Animator/Graphic Designer/Web designer and has work published in Kerrang! magazine, HMV and Voice magazine. Lewys specialises in composting and CG Animation and brings a unique understanding of both artistic and technical aspects of film postproduction and visual effects.
Gemma Roberts – Drawn Animation
Gemma is a 2D illustrator and animator with a passion for all things drawn. She loves to tell stories with engaging characters by mixing digital and traditional mediums. Her aim on this project was to bring the original character designs to life while remaining true to the style and themes. She is currently enjoying work experience at Beryl Productions, Cardiff, and beginning pre-production on her final film at University.
The film was very ambitious for a student film and it was very much a collaborative effort, I could not have made it alone. Thank you to Emma-Rose Dade for her dedication and for putting up with my demands, to Kit Wilson for creating yet another beautiful score, Sinead Oram for her hard work flower making and helping us eat pringles, to Jack Vaughan for his expertise and mixing, to James Hadrill for his tiny sewing, to Lewys Hobden for his computer wizardry, to Gemma Roberts for animating beautifully at the last minute, to Matt Harris and Wayne Stevens in the wonderful workshop, to Flavio Perez, Péter Vácz and the ASF 09-10 cohort for their feedback and support, to Mike Robinson, Ellen Riis, Barbara Slade, Gill Bliss, Chris Gylee, Humphry Trevelyan and Tim Allen for their guidance and help, to the tutors and Stan Evens at Newport for letting me get away with it and to my family for believing in me.