Walk Tall






I'm very proud to be able to still be waffling on about how 'Walk Tall' doing well on the festival circuit. More info here





Upstart Crow


Upstart Crow Titles + Credits from kate sullivan on Vimeo.


I art directed, designed, storyboarded, and animated a title sequence, end credits and establishing shots for Ben Elton's new BBC sitcom 'Upstart Crow'.

Upstart Crow Establishers from kate sullivan on Vimeo.


I had a lot of fun finding original Tudor woodcut reference materials. Many thanks to The Bishopsgate Institute for letting me use some of their archive free of charge.

Once I'd created a storyboard and layouts, I worked with Martin Davey to create new background elements.




I then combined his new background artwork with original 16th century landscapes and buildings that I'd tinkered with in Photoshop. Lots of the characters are original Tudor woodcuts. Some I drew from scratch.

 




Finally, I animated the lot in After Effects. A colour grade was added in the online by Rob Grainger.

I like to think that even though the artwork was drawn by Martin, myself and a lot of different Tudor folk, the artwork works as a whole.

I hope you also think the typeface works. I can't take credit for designing it, but did select it for the show.

Please click here if you want to see more artwork from the show.

Martin is an incredibly talented artist and I can highly recommend working with him.

You can see some of his work here.




World Values Day



World Values Day 2016 from kate sullivan on Vimeo.



I wrote, designed, directed and animated this well received film for 'World Values Day'.

Narrator: Karina Townsend
Sound Design: Cerys Hogg.



Highway Rat






I've been thinking up some additional story material for Magic Light Pictures' animated adaption of 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The half hour TV movie will air on Christmas day 2017 and is adapted and directed by Jeroen Jaspaert.

 







The Floogals


In summer 2015 I was on set director on a couple of episodes of 'The Floogals', currently airing on Sprout.




Androidify



▶ Android Block Party from kate sullivan on Vimeo.


I animated several TV/Youtube ads for Android phones as part of their 'Be Together Not The Same' campaign. It was a really fun job!

I worked on the ad above at Nomint. I animated the little boy and the front row of dancers and also on the truck sequence featured on the still here



The Lingo Show

The Lingo Show Series 2 Episode 03: 'Hop, Skip, Jump!' from kate sullivan on Vimeo.



 

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I created all the character designs and lots of other stuff for the CBeebies hit, 'The Lingo Show'. I'm a very proud mum. the characters I've designed have been a real hit with audiences young and old.

More about my role as character designer here