Behind the Craft: What’s Up With Everyone?

Aardman director Dan Binns dives into the creative process behind What’s Up With Everyone?, a new campaign developed to encourage young people to become more aware of their mental wellbeing. Aimed at people aged 17-24, the campaign was uniquely co-created with the audience it sets out to support. process Creating a campaign around mental health […]

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Southsea Veteran’s Film Nominated Alongside David Attenborough’s Dynasty At Awards Do

A SOLDIER-turned-filmmaker has picked up his first awards nomination for his work shining a light on the challenges veterans face adjusting to life on ‘civvy street’. Aaron Sayers’ feature-length programme, Chosen Men, has been nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s National Film Awards. Director Aaron Sayers (pictured in the red) with veterans from the […]

Q-and-A: David Cronenberg reflects on ‘Crash’ and the future of COVID filmmaking

TORONTO — With a deadly virus upending modern civilization, it might seem l...

Artist Spotlight: Signe Tveitan

This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Aardman CGI Artist, Signe Tveitan. Read on to find out her proudest achievement, how she maintains a healthy work/life balance, and just how quickly she can solve a Rubik’s cube… 1. How did start out in the industry and what is your role at Aardman? I am lucky […]

Aardman Academy alumni blog: Sketch to Screen Model Making

Aardman Academy alumni Natalie Morrison explains what to expect from the five day Sketch to Screen Model Making workshop. As a die-Aard(man) fan, finding a course run by people working on Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run was a ‘how fast can you take my payment’, sort of moment. From tearing open my model-making package […]

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Behind the Craft: Dancing on Ice – ‘Music Box’

Brief Every year ITV create a stunning film for their upcoming Dancing on Ice launch, and in September I was lucky enough to be approached to create 2019’s promo. The brief was to create a contemporary fairy-tale, an emotional animated story for the whole family about a lonely dancing girl on Christmas Eve, searching for […]

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My 15 years of licensing

I can’t quite believe I have been at Aardman for 15 years, so I thought I’d write a few words to celebrate. A lot has changed in the Licensing world and at Aardman over those years. I thought it would be fun to remember some of my favourite moments, amazing products we’ve created and partnerships […]

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‘Pinocchio’ hair and makeup make animals, humans, puppets – Los Angeles Times

Maria Pia Timo as a snail, Federico Ielapi as Pinocchio, and Alida Baldari Calab...

Crash review – Cronenberg’s auto eroticism still has impact

The controversy surrounding the original release of this dark exploration of sexy car accidents now seems quaintly outdated – but the film holds up well ...

Behind the Craft: Novartis – Keep it Pumping

In collaboration with Havas Lynx, we were briefed to create three thirty second commercials – featuring anatomical model hearts and human characters to represent various areas of active, healthy lifestyles – to promote the positive impact of using Novartis’ Entresto medication. Travellers Travellers shows us a group of elderly friends on their travels around a […]

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