Anya Hindmarch: Pomp and Pleasure (2013)

2012

  Another collaboration with Anya’s creative team, with set construction by Diagon. This show had ten rooms with animatronic effects and was influenced by pop-up books. Movements were controlled by my team of fifteen effects-builders from behind the sets.


Man + Hatchet: Web launch

2012

  A machine for a web launch of the Man + Hatchet web site.  Built with the Great Andi-Andy Roberts in our studio in Dalston, on the cheap, out of shed scrap, an old engine and Tinguely-inspired.


Frankenweenie (2012)

2011

  ForbTim Burton’s animation film, I worked in the puppet department under Andy Gent, improving the armature of Sparky the dog. It was first designed by Mackinnon & Saunders, but such a small creature is tricky for the animators to use. It needed the input and testing of Andy Gent’s team to get it right … Continue reading Frankenweenie (2012)


Godiva Awakes (2012)

2011

A six-metre-tall walking puppet of Lady Godiva for Coventry and London 2012. It was made with a team at Artem under Nick Martin. I was part of the crew on general design, and then focused on the head movements. See the completed puppet on this site. http://www.imagineerproductions.co.uk/content_links/6567/view The puppet is activated by four performers with … Continue reading Godiva Awakes (2012)


Hussein Chalayan: Wig

2010

A very big challenge. This job was for the art project I Am Sad Leyla by Hussein Chalayan, and displayed at Galerist in Istanbul. The team made a wig that could change styles: fringe  and  hair-length grew  and reversed  again. We had layers of skullcaps to cope with the different styles and with onboard motors and … Continue reading Hussein Chalayan: Wig


Lady Gaga: Living Dress (2010)

2009

This was made in London at Baker Coogan under Pete Brook from Jim Henson’s Creature shop in LA. Headed by Vin Burnham, I was responsible for leading the mechanical team creating the moving parts.


Demons ITV serie (2009)

2009

For Coulier Harrison SFX, I was a senior animatronic designer on this TV show A fantasy  drama series on ITV: a contemporary spin on the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula set above and beneath the streets of modern-day London. With Philip Glenister and Mackenzie Crook.


Lulu Guinness: Singing Handbag (2009)

2009

A mechanical hand bag with singing bird. I had an expert’s introduction into Victorian mechanical music boxes  at Automatomania in Scotland, who also did the feathering. Electronics were by David Buckley in Manchester, and the fantastic making-of film (below) was by  Dee Koppang.


Bunny Town

2008

Baker Coogan for Disney. I was head SFX coordinator/prop master and special effects. The crew included some great students  from Hatfield College. .