SECRET LIFE OF BOYS Title Sequence completed

Rebecca has just finished designing & directing the title sequence for new children’s drama series Secret Life of Boys through Indy8. The show was commissioned by CBBC in the UK and ABC3 Australia and is directed by Bafta winner Beryl Richards.

‘…Zodiak Kids Studios, the production arm of Zodiak Kids, has secured a brand new interactive drama commission for its UK division.  The Secret Life of Boys is a series of 25 five minute segments which will be available first on CBBC and ABC3 online, playable on mobile viewing devices and computers, and will also be created as a 5 x 30’ series for the channels…During the show there are opportunities for the user to click around and uncover extra punchlines…’

Full Press Release – http://www.zodiakmedia.com/press_detail.php?id=688

The series will be released later this year.

Table Manners WINS at Going Green, LA, CA

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#TableManners picked up the gong for ‘#BestGreenProduction’ at #GoingGreenFilmFestival LA, CA. The #puppets and #props were created from #recycledcardboard both lying around the director’s studio and collected from the local grocery store. Ten trees were planted in Rebecca’s name at the #TahoeNationalForest in recognition of her win. See the full film HERE.

Table Manners Selected for LSFF 2015 it’s first Bafta qualifier

Table Manners has recently become eligible for Bafta entry, having been selected to screen at the London Short Film Festival 2015. We are all really proud of the film and look forward to attending LSFF early next year. Next Saturday evening 15 Nov. it will be screening at Underwire festival as part of the ‘Celluloid Sculptors’ screening programme. Come along, watch some great films and say hi!

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Squirrel, Pig and Bear are off to meet Kermit the Frog!

 

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I am so proud that Table Manners will be screening this October 25th and 26th in NYC as part of the Jim Henson Foundation/BAM ‘Puppets on Film festival': ‘…an annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, special guests, and more”.

http://www.bam.org/puppets

The programme includes a special screening of films including

The Dark Crystal –  This one-night-only event celebrates Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s cult classic. With special guests Brian, Wendy, and Toby Froud & J.M. Lee in person.

Return of the Jedi –  Though a showcase for state-of-the-art special effects, the third Star Wars film uses puppetry to bring to life two of its most iconic characters: the sagacious Yoda and the voluminous villain Jabba the Hutt. With special guests Kirk Thatcher and Wendy Froud in person.

AND

I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story – This soul-stirring documentary delves into the life and art of Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who, for over 40 years, has been beloved by television audiences as Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. With Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker, and Caroll Spinney in person

What a great line up!

 

Illustrations for Centrepoint cinema spot. Production company – Fred & Eric, agency – Impact BBDO

Last month I worked with production company Fred & Eric as illustrator on a 15 second cinema spot for retailer Centrepoint. The agency was Impact BBDO. Here are some of my favourite designs:

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School Bus

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Teachers

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Band Leader, Teacher, Kids

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Marching Band

Best Director Nomination – Underwire 2014

I am thrilled to announce that I have been nominated in the Best Director category at this year’s Underwire festival for my short film Table Manners.

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TABLE MANNERS OFFICIAL SELECTION PICTOPLASMA 2014

OFFICIAL SELECTION PICTOPLASMA 2014I am very proud and excited to announce that Table Manners has been officially selected to screen at Pictoplasma, Berlin –

‘The world’s leading Festival of contemporary character culture celebrates its 10 year anniversary, with a dense marathon of inspiring lectures and presentations by some of the most outstanding artists, illustrators and designers pushing the edge of contemporary character visualization. The unique mix of artist talks, animation festival, numerous character walk exhibitions and parties invites all interested in the avant-garde of today’s image production to gather with like-minded individuals for an insightful and inspiring weekend full of creativity, knowledge, networking,…’

‘HERO’ BROOCHES NOW FOR SALE AT LOIS PECKHAM RYE

Rebecca is pleased to announce that her ‘Hero’ brooches are now for sale at Lois, Peckham Rye.

 

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One of Rebecca’s ancestors was a Suffragette; and she has always been inspired by talented, strong, intelligent women (both inside and outside of her family). She started making her ‘Hero’ brooches because she is fed up with the media promoting, as our role models, those women who use their sexuality and appearance, in lieu of talent, in order to remain famous.

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FRIDA KAHLO

“I feel that, as a society, we really need to reassess who we look up to as our muses, our role models and our inspiration. There are so many women who have done and are doing amazing things. When I started thinking about the famous women that have affected me in my life, the floodgates opened. Now I have a long list of ladies whose likenesses I really want to create!…”

ASTRID KIRCHHERR

ASTRID KIRCHHERR

“…I enjoy making these brooches as both a tribute and a badge of honour. It is my way of celebrating the talents of these wonderful women – in some cases their bravery and in all cases their attributes outside the realms of personal appearance. I also like the idea that, by sporting a brooch, the wearer might spark a conversation about that particular person and by doing so, the subject could become somebody else’s hero too.”

JUDY GARLAND (AS DOROTHY)

JUDY GARLAND (AS DOROTHY)

 

CLAIRE (GRAYSON PERRY)

CLAIRE (GRAYSON PERRY)

 

TAVI GEVINSON

TAVI GEVINSON

 

ELIZABETH I

ELIZABETH I

 

IRIS APFEL

IRIS APFEL

 

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

 

 

 Rebecca found this quote today, by stylist Shirley Kurata, and thought it rather apt:

 “…I really get saddened by the women represented on TV—the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, anyone on MTV and Disney. They are so vacuous and dumb. I hope that teenage girls find role models in women with intelligence and integrity and talent, and eventually become role models for future teenage girls!”

 Shirley Kurata (from an interview in Rookie 24/04/12)

 

TABLE MANNERS FEATURED IN TELEVISUAL MAGAZINE

TABLE MANNERS WAS FEATURED IN THE STORYBOARD SECTION OF TELEVISUAL’S DECEMBER ISSUE.

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TABLE MANNERS IS A VIMEO STAFF PICK!

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 I AM EXCITED THAT TABLE MANNERS HAS JUST BEEN

SELECTED AS A VIMEO STAFF PICK!

To watch the film click HERE