Nottingham animation director, Ange Palethorpe, moved from fine art painting to animation at Sheffield Polytechnic. Enchanted by the magic of moving drawings, she began a post graduate course in animation at the N.F.T.S. Her graduation film; ‘Altered Ego’ won ‘Best Student Film’ at both the Chicago and Ottawa International Film Festivals.
She joined award winning studio, ‘Loose Moose Productions’, and directed TV commercials for advertising agencies across the globe.
Recently, she has begun to specialise in ‘food animation’; animation based around all things edible.
Ange lives in London with her husband, Steve, her dog ‘Rosie’, and when university studies allow – her son, Harry.
What is your favourite British animation of all time?
Mark Baker’s ‘The Hill Farm’ – specifically the scene when the shepherd hits the bear on the nose with his crook. It’s the most perfectly executed piece of animation timing I have ever seen.
What’s the best thing about working in the industry?
Meeting amazing people, many of whom have become lifelong friends.
Provide a quirky quote or comment
‘Milk it for all it’s worth.’