Animation

Exquisite hand-drawn animations for a warm, clear way to get your message across.

Is there something you’re passionate about, but the more you talk about it the more glazed over your audience’s eyes become? We can boil your ideas down into a short, punchy bespoke animation that’ll keep your audience entertained, informed and wanting more!

You might have a script you want to see come to life, or chose to work with our professional script writer. With clear storyboarding and communication, you will have control of the whole process. Whether it’s stop motion, live-drawing or computer animation, each animation has a friendly hand-drawn feel that oozes warmth and humour. Guaranteed to suit even the shortest attention spans, use animation and we promise no one will go to sleep.


It’s Your Job To Ask

An animation to remind nurses and healthcare professionals that it is their job to speak to women who could be at risk from FGM, in order to offer support and direct them to specialist services.

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Acrylamide

Acrylamide is a carcinogenic chemical that has slipped through Food Safety legislation and found it’s way into bread, coffee, even baby food. Changing Markets commissioned this short campaign animation to highlight the shady dealings of food industry lobbyists, and promote the SumOfUs petition for tighter legislation on Acrylamide.

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’10Cs’ in Mental Health Care Planning

The National Institute for Health Research funded a research project to see how patients can be better involved in planning their mental health care. They came up with 10 Cs- here’s an animation to tell people what they are.

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Wild Network

Wild Time for everyone! The Wild Network want you to get outdoors- watch this short intro animation to find out why. Animated with cut-outs and stop-motion.

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Step Up To Safety Pt2

Following on from Aspen Healthcare’s patient safety animation about how NOT to care for patients, this short film outlines the 4 steps staff can take to ensure maximum patient care. Spot, Talk, Examine & Prevent are the ways staff can ‘Step Up To Safety’.

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Step Up To Safety Pt1

A short animation for Aspen Healthcare to promote a new Patient Safety campaign. 4 stories that show how to cause patients maximum harm including a neglectful anaesthetist and a finger-pointing surgeon.

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#Greener IN

A short animation commissioned by the Green Party describing the best environmental choice to make in the EU referendum, June 2016. A great opportunity to draw Boris Johnson & Farage in all their horrible glory.

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Planning for Healthy Teeth (edit)

A short edit of an animation to promote ways that young people can keep their teeth clean, with the help of two pets, a unicycle and some simple planning.

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Community Led Housing

2 short explainers forMy Community using hand drawn characters and sets but filmed in glorious 3D. Made without any computer trickery, these films are purely stop-motion. Follow the Community Housing minibus down the road to getting a project off the ground, then board the Community Housing Express train for a whistle-stop tour of project planning.

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Artsbank Animation

Appetite Arts in Stoke on Trent have set up an Artsbank of advice, inspiration and contacts to help people putting on or planning an arts event. Here’s an animation to explain how it works.

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My Community animations

Want to stop the closure of your local pub or library? Or have more of a say in new building developments?  My Community is a website of resources to help communities take more control of their environment and buildings. They commissioned a series of six 1 minute explainer animations to accompany each section.

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iRights animation

iRights are five rights to empower young people online. Cross Street Films commissioned this short animation to explain to young people what they are. Find out more at www.irights.uk.

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Rehab Network Animation

The Cheshire & Merseyside Rehabilitation Network is a partnership of nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and anyone else you’ll meet on a road to recovery from a serious injury or trauma. They’re spread across the area’s specialist inpatient rehabilitation units, to give patients the best possible chance of recovery.

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Healthcare Scientists in the NHS

What role do Healthcare Scientists play in the NHS? Find out all the important things they do in this animation commissioned by North West Healthcare Scientists Network. Written by Matt Cook.

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Rally Round Animation

Rally Round is a way of coordinating care for a elderly friend or relative. Health2Works commissioned this short explainer animation to explain how the service works, telling the story of Olive in glorious stop motion. Written by Matt Cook.

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Marketing Liverpool

These animations were used to represent Liverpool at the 2015 MIPIM International Investment Showcase in Cannes. Short interviews with some of Liverpool’s business and development key players, made pretty with speeded up drawing on lovely black paper and looped throughout the 3 day event.

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MEN Disorder animations

AMEND, the charity for people with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, commissioned two films to help explain what the disorder is. In 2015 these films won a Highly Commended at the BMA Patient Information Awards. 

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Locality- who we are

An animation for Locality, a national network of community-led organisations, describing what they do. Since this animation, Locality have used these hand-drawn characters to illustrate publications, and further animations to explain different projects and opportunities. Animated using speedy drawing and cut-out stop motion.

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Project Wild Thing

In 2013 David Bond’s brilliant documentary, ‘Project Wild Thing’ went on general release, about trying to reconnect young people with Nature. Featuring animated sequences by yours truly, a result of 2 weeks working with Scriberia in a pile of cut-outs, paper and glue. Here’s an excerpt describing the Science of Nature.

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Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

The Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital commissioned this animation to persuade patients to get involved in research. Mainly stop-motion, involving stacks of cut-outs and patience.
Written by Matt Cook

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