Artist Spotlight: Ben Toogood

This month, we caught up with Head of 3D Ben Toogood to hear about how he came to work at Aardman, trends impacting CG/VFX, and the projects he’s working on this year… 1. How did you start out in the industry and what is your role at Aardman? Some of the first work I did […]

Tulisa Celebrates Landing Her First Lead Role In Upcoming Film Diva

She’s maintained a relatively private life since winning her lawsuit against Britney Spears and But Tulisa has made a return to the spotlight as she stepped out to celebrate landing her first lead role in upcoming film Diva at Santa Monica’s Loews Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday evening. The former N-Dubz star, 30, […]

Dominiquie Vandenberg Talks Legion Maxx

“Dominiquie Vandenberg is a modern-day warrior poet whose fight choreography is like a ballet that he mixes with images from a brutal past. A natural talent that was born in blood.” – Martin Scorsese Once described as Jean-Claude Van Damme envisioned by Hieronymus Bosch, Dominiquie Vandenberg has lead quite the life, he’s been a world […]

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 […]

The Five Best Films About WWI

As the UK gets ready to commemorate one hundred years since the end of the First World War, a new film, Eleven, directed by Sean Cronin and Rock Salt, takes a look at the final days of the conflict. To celebrate the film’s release on 19th November, we explore five major films about The Great […]

Stronger Than Bullets: Music On The Frontlines Of Libya’s Revolution

“MUSIC GIVES ME POWER, IT GIVES ME HOPE. IT MOVES HEARTS… STRINGS HAVE MORE POWER THAN BULLETS, STRONGER THAN BULLETS” – MASOUD BUISIR, THE TROUBADOUR OF THE LIBYAN REVOLUTION. You wouldn’t necessarily expect this statement to come out of Libya, a country that has been torn apart by revolution, counter-revolution, extremism and warring factions since […]

The Tokoloshe Terrifies The Planet

Johannesburg – South African pop culture is no stranger to world domination. Modern-day saint Nelson Mandela is a household name, Trevor Noah’s mixed-race life is about to become a Hollywood movie produced by Lupita Nyong’o. Die Antwoord spread the gospel of zef as they plundered the culture of the Cape Flats. And Shaka Zulu, the […]

Stu Bennett Talks Transitioning From Pro Wrestling To Acting and His New Action Film...

Stu Bennett has been playing the bad guy for years in professional wrestling  and now he’s taken the lead as the good guy in the new action film I Am Vengeance.  I Am Vengeance  Stu plays John Gold, a man who ends up going on a hunt to find the men that murdered his best […]

Production Spotlight: George Rowe

This month, we spoke with games producer George Rowe about making Aardman’s first console game, maintaining a work/life balance, and what he gets up to on the day today. How did you start out in the industry and what is your role at Aardman? What got me in to this in the first place is: […]

Creating StorySign – An App for Deaf Readers

Learning to read can be difficult for any child, but for children who are severely or profoundly deaf it can be an insurmountable challenge.  We were posed the question of how we would create an app that could help deaf children overcome this difficulty. The result is StorySign; an app made in collaboration with FCB […]

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