Beakus Animation Studio News

NewD 2015 Winner!


We're delighted to announce the winner of our inaugural NewD competition is Kiki Kyriakou! After whittling down all the entries to a shortlist of ten, we asked our fabulous jury to select their favourite, and there was no quibbling - Kiki romped home!

NewD is our competition to find the best new animation director graduating from UK courses this year. It's been a fantastic experiment to see who's out there and what they can offer, and we were really blown away by the effort and clever imaginings of all the entrants.

Last night, at the prestigious Skillset Pick The Tick event in central London, we presented the shortlist and winner to the gathering of graduates and industry glitterati. Some photos of the event follow...

A HUGE thanks for our jury - Bruce McKelvie, Adrian Johnson, Jon Creamer, Morwenna Gordon and Dave Calhoun, to our audio maestro Marian Mentrup, Skillset's Annabel and Nicole, and of course ALL the entrants. We've had a blast and are looking forward to welcoming Kiki to our studio for her paid internship and of course to test her directing skills on new commercial pitches and projects...

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