DANI ABRAM

Dani has over 10 years experience across AAA games, children's TV and the feature film industries as an animator and compositor.

KIERAN ARGO

Kieran is a freelance animation consultant and co-founder of the Encounters Festival in Bristol.

BOB AYRES

Bob Ayres is a BAFTA-winning producer and writer, he runs TrueTube - a charity-funded online channel for schools.

ADAM BAILEY

Adam Bailey is a Producer, Director and Head of Animation Development at

Cloth Cat Animation

SARA BARBAS

Sara Barbas is a Bristol-based writer and director. She has written for 'Shaun the Sheep’, ‘Morph' and ‘School of Roars’.

WILL BECHER

Will Becher has worked as animator, director and creative at Aardman for over a decade, and was Animation Director on Early Man.

ANNIKA BLUHM

Creative Executive at DreamWorks TV, Annika started her TV career as the script editor for BBC Education.

HELEN BRUNSDON

Helen is Director of Animation UK and a BAFTA-winning producer of short films, television series, festivals and events.

YVONNE CONNIKIE

Yvonne Connikie is a Programmer/Curator specialising in Black Independent Film, and Director of Cinema Golau.

MERLIN CROSSINGHAM

Merlin is Creative Director for Aardman's Wallace & Gromit, and Animation Director on Nick Park’s latest feature film Early Man.

SOPHIE DUTTON

Sophie is a writer on preschool animation series Luo Bao Bei, an exciting international co-production between Wales and China.

KERRY DYER

In her most recent role, Kerry led the team repairing the inhabitants of Trash Island as Head of Puppet Hospital on Isle Of Dogs.​

RHIANNON EVANS

Rhiannon Evans is a stop motion animator and director from Wales. Her films have played at festivals worldwide.

JOSHUA FLYNN

Joshua Flynn is a sculptor and puppet fabricator specialising in the stop-motion industry for feature films and commercials.

JEN HALL

Jen Hall is the producer and one of the founders of Manchester Animation Festival, the UK’s largest animation festival.

MEGAN HANNEY

Megan is a 14-year-old news reporter, and was runner up in the 2016 BAFTA Kids Young Presenter competition.

HELEN HOWELLS

Helen is the joint Managing Director and co-founder of children’s production and rights management company Hoho Entertainment.

KIM KEUKELEIRE

Belgium-based Kim Keukeleire was Lead Animator on Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, and animator on Frankenweenie and Chicken Run.

TOM LUCAS

Tom Lucas is a Welsh Cardiff-based animator. His viral short film Death in Space depicted  the many ways to die in outer space.

ROBIN LYONS

Robin is the Managing Director of Calon in Cardiff, and has been writing and producing animation for film and TV for over 20 years.

ELAINE MCELROY

Elaine McElroy is a freelance Script Editor and Development Producer in children’s animation.

EIKO MEREDITH

An experienced animator, Eiko also runs Kotatsu Festival, the only Japanese-themed animation festival in Wales

BEN MITCHELL

Ben is a Bristol-based animation/

post-production freelancer, independent director, composer and writer.

MIKE MORT

Mike is the Director of stop-motion feature film Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires and Co-Founder of Animortal Studio in Bridgend.

MARK MULLERY

Mark has worked in various animation roles and is currently the assistant director of Tomm Moore’s upcoming feature Wolfwalkers.

LUCY MURPHY

Lucy Murphy was appointed Sky’s first Head of Kids Content in 2015. She is responsible for all of Sky’s on demand kids content.

EMILY NICHOLSON

Emily is a freelance maker who has worked within stop motion animation for the past 9
years.

HENRY NICHOLSON

Henry has over 10 years experience as a stop motion animator - from childrens TV series, commercials, music videos and film.

GRANT ORCHARD

Grant is Senior Animation Director at Studio AKA, and creator of the BAFTA-winning pre-school series Hey Duggee.

LAUREN ORME

Lauren is Director of Cardiff Animation Festival and an award-winning animated short film director based in Cardiff.

CECILIA PERSSON

Cecilia is Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy, Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions and Co-production International.

BRIDGET PHELAN

Bridget has worked on Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit, Max & Co, Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls.

JON RENNIE

Jon Rennie is Managing Director of Cardiff companies Bait Studio, Cloth Cat Animation & Thud Media.

STUART ROWSON

Stuart is the Head of Curation and Discovery at BBC Children’s & is responsible for ensuring the delivery of content across all of the BBC Children’s platforms.

JAC SAORSA

Jac is a visual artist, writer and researcher in art practice and philosophy. She founded Cardiff's Broadway Drawing School in 2013.

RANDHIR SINGH HEER

Randhir is an entrepreneur, investor, film producer, and CEO and Co-Founder of Animortal Studio, Bridgend.

ALISON TAYLOR

Since 2016, Alison has lead Aardman's international sales team as Head of Sales & Acquisitions.

CHERYL TAYLOR

Cheryl Taylor is the Controller of the BBC’s dedicated channel for 6-12 year old children, CBBC.

DARREN THOMPSON

Darren is currently working as the supervising animator for Animortal Films on “Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires”.

LAURA TOFARIDES

Laura Tofarides (toff-ah-ree-dees) is a Welsh Stop-motion Animator and documentary filmmaker based in Cardiff.

HUW WALTERS

Huw Walters is a director of the UK’s leading television business affairs  consultancy, Industry Media.

RICH WARREN

Rich Warren is the Festival Director for Encounters Film Festival, the UK's leading short film and animation festival.

AARON WOOD

Aaron is the Co-Founder and Producer at London animation company Slurpy Studios, & co-owner of Skwigly Animation Magazine.

SIONED WYN ROBERTS

Sioned is responsible for commissioning all children's content on S4C's pre-school brand Cyw and Stwnsh for older children.

RICHY MARSHALL

Richy Marshall is a Freelance Animator, specialising in 2D digital short films & runs Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) - Cardiff.

JUDY WASDELL

Judy Wasdell has 30 years experience in film and TV, she current works for Creative Europe Desk UK - Wales.

TIM HAWKINS

Tim is a freelance editor and animator, currently studying for an MA in Animation Production at the University of South Wales.

MICHAEL WILTSHIRE

Michael Wiltshire is currently doing an MA in Animation, making hologram ballet dancers for a stage show project.

CARYS CARTER

Carys Carter is a third year stop motion animation student studying at the University of South Wales.

SOPHIE SEYMOUR

Sophie is currently studying for her MA in Animation at the University of South Wales.

EIRIAN DAVIES

Eirian Davies is a Cardiff-based 2D animation student at the University of South Wales. .

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