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Irene's Ghost

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Nominated for a BIFA award 2018. An exciting project collaborating with live action Director Iain Cunningham. We worked alongside Iain, as he uncovered the mysteries surrounding his mother's death when he was a boy. We created animation that evoked Iain's existing memories, whilst crystallising new thoughts that emerged during the making of the film.


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This short animated film is the result of a two year conversation between Ellie and scientist Professor Peter Oliver about the links now being discovered between sleep and mental health. Commissioned by Animate Projects, Sleepless is one of six films of the Silent Signal program.


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Another fantastic collaboration, this time with Dr Becky Say from Newcastle University. Bringing back together the team who worked on Centrefold, this animated film uses a pared down style to give information on Breech presentation in pregnant women. And we are super pleased that the film features on the NHS choices website and so should be helping hundreds of women make an informed choice.



A multi award winning short about three women who have undergone labia surgery to alter the appearance of their genitals. Thought provoking and debate instigating, this film utilises animation to get to the hart of a sensitive subject matter.

Director in Residence at The Digital Studio Teesside


This project involved creating a series of films, whilst developing new talent in a studio setting at Teesside University. Bringing together research and innovative practices in making animation we created animations for Public Health England and the Cyber Crime Unit North East.

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A film for teenagers about the risks associated with drinking alcohol whilst pregnant

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Warchild UK


Ellie was lucky enough to travel to Uganda to make this short film. Working with a group of young people in the region of Karamoja, talented puppet maker Jez Hunt and 2D cut out animator Daniella Orsini the team together made this impactful film that talks about the problem of gender based violence.

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Dole Animators


This film is born out of the frustration of witnessing the rhetoric that has demonised those that are poor in the UK. The Dole Animators are a group of out of work claimants, who wanted to speak up and tell us all what it is really like to live in Poverty in the UK. A collaboration with the Dole Animators, Dr Ruth Patrick and Leeds University.

Die Andere Seite


What was it like growing up on either side of the Wall? What did you think was on the otherside? Ellie interviews people whose childhood was overshadowed by the Berlin Wall. Recipient of the iNOMAD young explorers award.

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