Audi: London Eye Commercial (2010)


Commercial featuring  an Audi A2 inside one of the pods at the London Eye. I headed a team to place the car with ramps and lifts into the car at night.

Walls Sausage Commercial


Made with animatronics designer and puppeteer Mark Hunter, at Hot House. Models. The real dog was not happy to see his puppet double  so we had to keep it covered up.  TV viewers complained 150 times about exaggerated slapstick with the demented terrier  attacking its owner.  

Lazy Town


The Lazytown characters are very well known in their home country of Iceland. We worked with Lazytown Inc there to translate these characters from their existing theatre, cartoon and illustration incarnations into sophisticated Banraku-style puppets for a TV pilot. They were part hand-operated and part animatronic.

Ocean Warrior


Two 40-foot hydraulic sperm whales made in the Uk and Amsterdam. The tail had the mechanism placed into the mould – and then it took twelve hours to pour in the  silicone .

Tweenies (1999)


Animatronic copies of heads. Made at Neal Scanlan studio.

Alice in Wonderland (1999)


Made at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop: in Alice in Wonderland, hedgehogs were famously used as croquet balls. While the object of croquet is to hit the ball with the mallet, or in this case a flamingo, the hedgehogs spend a good deal of their time tapping their feet impatiently or shaking their heads at the … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland (1999)

Lost in Space(1998)


I was an animatronic designer in Jim Henson’s creature shop for this project.  

Doctor-Do-Little Show (1998)


Made at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. A touring theatre show with up to 60 animatronic creatures and effects.

Mechanical theatre


A pneumatic mechanical theatre that ran for eight years. Pistons would drive the images of people across the stage and mouths moved to a dialogue. Made at Atlas Models and with Simon Williams