About me: I am 37 years young, married to
Denise, with a fabulous baby boy called Jazz. (My inspiration)
My Background: After being given the sack from my
tire fitting job when i was 20, I enrolled onto a
B'tech course in media; very few courses did
animation back then. So I spent my days making
super 8 animations in a little box room. This
lead to me enrolling onto the animation degree at
Farnham. From there I was lucky enough to be
accepted onto the 'Model Animation Course¹ that
was then set up and run by Aardman animations. I
completed the course and spent some time down at
Aardman animating a Wallace & Gromit advert for
Japanese Television. I now own and run my own
very small stop frame animation studio. Pushing
and shoving my work out to the public.
My company: 'Fool Hardy Films' a very small
outfit consisting of me and my studio, but
creating a very high standard of 'Stop-Frame' work.
Professional work: Cobravision, series of five
second stings. BBC Talent 2005 finalist. UK Film
Council/Screen South, 7 minute 'stop frame'
animation, financed, completed and currently touring the festivals! A series of one minute stop frame shorts for Nickelodeon.
Planes, trains and automobiles, John Candy's fantastic! Shawshank redemption, A really moving and engaging film from start to finish. Bad Boy Bubby - Horrific yet fantastic!