The Bear and The Squirrel - Aardman and Efteling Partnership Project

I am an Executive Producer who will help you to get your animation and mixed media projects out of development hell and into production.  I will help you attach talent, develop IP, create pitch bibles, and approach potential partners.

I also support creative technology and production companies to define and implement strategy to move from existing on a project to project basis into one which grows to become sustainable and profitable for the long term. 

I do this by drawing on my 30 years’ experience, expertise, and wider media industry insight, the last 20 of them at Aardman Animations.

Project and IP Development for Brands, Agencies & Prod Co's

Partnering with you to help you develop your existing IP, or to create new IP for your own or your clients' projects, so they are ready to take to market or into production.

I have considerable experience of animation and mixed media and a good knowledge of interactive and immersive experiential projects having worked in all these areas.  Also a deep understanding of how they all work together to create a franchise.

I can help you attach the right talent, source the right production companies or development agencies, support budgeting and scheduling, preparation of pitch materials and bibles.

I am the Animation Production Consultant to the APA.

Strategy for Production Companies

Supporting with you and your team to come up with a realistic strategy, scenario planning, goals, key milestones and stepping stones to get there, together with communication strategies and implementation.

I can bring insight to your planning with up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and my 20 years of experience of working at Aardman Animations developing new areas of business and rejuvenating those that are a little weary. 

I was also a business mentor for NESTA for 2 years. 

Insight and Support for Creative Industry Organisations

Contributing insight and ideas to help you pull together large scale, cross-sector, multi-discipline projects and help shape them to get them into production.

I contribute to the creation of funding schemes, peer reviews or support companies or project teams to make applications to them.

I sit on the AHRC Creative Industries Advisory Group.

Why Choose Me?

  • 20 years of experience at Aardman
  • 2 years as business mentor for NESTA
  • APA Animation Production Consultant
  • AHRC Creative Industries Advisory Group