Cultural Inclusion

Tomorrow sees the 2nd conference run by Cultural Inclusion, which will be online. Various speakers will be discussing how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted access to culture for young disabled people. I shall be attending, as a practitioner who works with pupils in special schools to create animations and voice overs. I have been unable to provide this service during the pandemic, so will be interested to learn from other attendees and speakers about their experiences of the pandemic.

Cultural Inclusion – how has access to culture been affected by COVID?

Here’s a link to my profile on the Cultural Inclusion website.

A Spot Called Crayford: The Legend of Hengest

This animation of the Battle of Crayford forms one part of a longer-form documentary called A Spot Called Crayford: The Legend of Hengest.

It tells the story of Hengest, the Saxon warrior who was invited to Britain to aid King Vortigern in defeating the Picts, who had invaded from the north. Hengest decided to stay and wanted land as a reward. Kent, to be precise.

The figures for the animation were created by primary school children from Crayford, namely Holy Trinity and St. Paulinus.

‘Frosted Candy’ by We Are Muffy

I recently made a music video for musical duo We Are Muffy.  ‘Frosted Candy’ is the first single from their upcoming album release ‘The Charcoal Pool’, which comes out on 20th July 2018.

We Are Muffy comprises Angeline Morrison (The Mighty Sceptres, Ambassadors of Sorrow) and Nick Duffy (The Lilac Time, Bait).  For more information please follow the links:


The video went live today and Folk Radio had some complimentary things to say about it here:

Here’s the video on Vimeo:


and on Youtube:


Here is We Are Muffy’s Youtube page:

Saving Private Godley

I worked with The City of Westminster Archives, The Household Cavalry Museum, St. John’s Wood Library as well as pupils from Barrow Hill Junior School and College Park School towards the end of 2017 to create animated scenes for the film Saving Private Godley, which was made by Digital Works

The pupils from Barrow Hill and participants at the Household Cavalry Museum and St. John’s Wood Library created the characters and animated the battle scene using cut-out card figures and stop-motion.

The pupils from College Park animated the 3-D puppet scene “Taking the King’s Shilling”.


Here’s the link to the film:

Well Thought – Monster To Mice website goes live!

I recently completed work on an a short piece called Monsters to Mice, which was commissioned by Well Thought.  I provided the voice over as well as creating the animation and design.

Well Thought describe themselves as “Experts in strategy, marketing and design.  Our network extends us into behavioural science, management consultancy and research.”

Here’s a link to the site:

WW1 Wilfred Salmon and the First Blitz website goes live.

Along with my colleagues Shelly Wain and John Harmer, I worked on three animated sequences training volunteers from Bexleyheath and St. Paulinus School in Crayford over the summer term.  Over two days, I worked with the Pupils from St. Paulinus school, who created the characters for the funeral procession scene, the animation for which was overseen by Shelly at the Bexleyheath Armed Forces Weekend.  John oversaw the filming of the shots involving the Gotha bombers flying across the sky and the puppet of Capt. James McCudden, which I made, set in Joyce Green airfield.  I also oversaw the animation of the scene with Salmon flying his aircraft.  There are a couple of images from the Bexleyheath workshops, which took place on 23rd June 2017, which can be seen near the bottom of the page.


Here is a link to the finished film, which combines live action interviews as well as the animated sequences.  The live action was made by volunteers, overseen by Digital Works.


Recent and upcoming work

I am pleased to say that I have begun work on a new project with Westminster Archives, as well as with a new client Well Thought, a management consultancy based in Winchester.

The Westminster Archives film centres on Private Samuel Godley, who fought in the Battle of Waterloo.

The commission for Well Thought is under wraps for the moment but will be embedded in their new website, which is under construction.

I recently ran a workshop with Theatre Tots, based in Woolwich, London.  The children devised a story around the theme of Elf School, then voiced and animated it within the space of a morning.

The Hour: Animation to promote new art prints by Neil Wyatt at The Handmade Cyclist

I was commissioned recently to animate five art prints by graphic artist Neil Wyatt at The Handmade Cyclist. The Hour record was broken most recently by Bradley Wiggins.


The purest test of a rider and machine, the hardest ride of them all.

A series of five artworks by The Handmade Cyclist, exclusively available from and


Here’s how the Handmade Cyclist website tells the story behind the prints:


The Hour Record. The purest test of a rider and machine, the hardest ride of them all.

The story of The Hour is one of drama and intrigue disproportionate to the simplicity of the challenge. From the great Eddy Merckx’s shattering of the record in 1972 to Bradley Wiggins’s awesome fusion of fitness and technology in 2015. This series of prints illustrates the great and sometimes controversial record-breaking rides that defined their eras.

The Hour strips aside every outside influence on the rider. One rider, on the track. No wind, no hills, no drafting.  Just the rider and the bike.

The man-machine.



If you want to buy the prints there are two sources.

They can be purchased directly from The Handmade Cyclist


Signed copies are available from Rouleur Magazine.

Here’s their take on the story of The Hour:

The Hour Record, one of the most gruelling events in cycling; the purest of tests and most prestigious of records – one hour, one bike, one rider

Five screen prints, commissioned from artist Neil Wyatt, celebrating 40 years of Hour Record history. The achievements of Merckx, Moser, Obree, Boardman and most recently Wiggins are commemorated as A2 prints. These seven-colour hand-pulled screen prints are exclusive to Rouleur, each one numbered and signed by the artist, limited to 100 of each edit.

Nature Magazine animation

I recently animated a couple of sequences for Nature Magazine, which can be seen here at the 3:30 point as well as 8:00:

The brief was to animate Lego bricks, but virtual ones as opposed to actual bricks. I created these in Photoshop then animated them in After Effects.