Start Me Up

Apple Store Regent Street
235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL

Free event
There is limited venue capacity, please sign up to the event page so we have an idea of audience size:

In partnership with London College of Communication, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and London International Animation Festival, Animate Projects hosts a free panel discussion at Apple Store Regent Street on the opportunities and challenges for young independent animators.

The event will include a mix of industry professionals and emergent animators discussing the ‘new animation’ - beyond traditional shorts, creative collectives, new platforms - and the kind of development support people need to succeed.

Phoebe Boswell
Phoebe is an artist who has exhibited work at the Royal Academy, the Old Vic Tunnels, the Mall Galleries, and the Bahrain National Museum. Phoebe has been nominated for a number of awards, including the Arts Foundation’s Fellowship in Animation, and has recently been awarded the first Sky Arts Ignition Futures Fund Award.

Claire Spencer Cook
Claire is a Senior Producer and Curator for interactive projects, including installations, events and web/mobile. At Nexus Interactive Arts, Claire is responsible for developing original IP with interaction designers and animation directors as well as producing interactive productions for commercial and arts commissions.

Joseph Pelling
Joseph is an animation and short film director based in London. His work and the work he has made with THIS IS IT Collective has been showcased around the world at numerous festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Pictoplasma, Onedotzero and LAFF as well as being aired on Channel 4 and MTV.

Susi Wilkinson
Susi is a freelance animator and co-founder of production company Slomo. She has over a decade of experience in the animation industry working in short film, commercials, branding, music videos, mobile phone and web. Susi is Senior Lecturer in Animation at the London College of Communication.