Steve Smith is a highly experienced animation director and producer, and the founder of Beakus. His work has won Annecy Crystals and a British Animation Award for Fun Facts, and a BAFTA for Newsround – Semara’s Story, whilst his clients range from the BBC to Red Bee Media, Google, McCann Erickson, Brothers and Sisters, EMI, Domino Records, Channel 4, and Nickelodeon.
An animator and filmmaker at heart Steve has made several shorts including Eating For Two (Channel 4) and Leap of Faith (MTV). In fact Leap of Faith was singled out by BAFTA as the perfect 1-minute film! His work foregrounds characterisation, humour, variety and sophistication. But perhaps his greatest skill, having produced such a diverse range of work, is to recognise the power of animation to make any subject engaging and accessible.