Managing Director & Content Producer: Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell is a Bristol-based animation/post-production freelancer, independent director, composer and graphic novelist.
As a freelancer he has produced animation work for CBeebies, Channel 4, Plymptoons, Somethin' Else, Wonky Films, A Productions, Slurpy Studios, Channel Flip and Happy Hour to name a few.
As an independent director he has produced three multi-award-winning short animated films - "House Guest", "Ground Running" and "The Naughty List" - which have been showcased at over 100 international film and animation festivals including ITFS Stuttgart, Clermont-Ferrand, Encounters, Monterrey International Film Festival, I Castelli Animati and Anima Mundi. He is presently working on his fourth short, "Bullies", and recently released his first original graphic novel "Throat".

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  • Skwigly at KLIK! 2016 – Filmmaker Talkshow 2

    Skwigly at KLIK! 2016 – Filmmaker Talkshow 2

    Continuing our series of exclusive podcast minisodes from this year’s edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, in episode 2 we hear from more attending filmmakers in conversation with Hans Walther as part of the KLIK! Filmmaker Talkshow.

    Featured in …

  • Skwigly at KLIK! 2016 – Filmmaker Talkshow 1

    Skwigly at KLIK! 2016 – Filmmaker Talkshow 1

    Following on from last year, Skwigly are again delighted to present a series of exclusive podcast minisodes from the 2016 edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival.
    In episode 1 we hear from attending filmmakers in conversation with Hans Walther …

  • The Foundry launch Student Championship

    The Foundry launch Student Championship

    Today sees the launch of The Foundry Student Championship, a new contest from leading creative software developer The Foundry with an aim to “provide an opportunity for young creatives across the world to showcase their best design and VFX work …

  • Annecy Festival creates two new sections for 2017 edition

    Annecy Festival creates two new sections for 2017 edition

    The world-renowned Annecy International Animated Film Festival has announced the addition of two new screening/award categories to its upcoming 2017 edition. In an announcement from the festival’s Artistic Director Marcel Jean, it was revealed that the approach to the short …

  • Intimate Animation: Réka Bucsi (“Love”)

    Intimate Animation: Réka Bucsi (“Love”)

    Our new podcast series Intimate Animation – where we explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animations (old and new) that deal with themes of love, relationships and sexuality – continues with episode 5.

    In this episode we meet Réka …

  • DFS partners with Aardman to celebrate ‘commitment to craftsmanship’

    DFS partners with Aardman to celebrate ‘commitment to craftsmanship’

    DFS have this week launched a new seasonal advertising campaign to celebrate the abilities and dedication of its factory workers across the UK. Teaming up with Aardman Animations and creative agency Krow, the spots feature real-life DFS employees re-imagined as …

  • Morph returns for new adventures on Sky Kids

    Morph returns for new adventures on Sky Kids

    Aardman‘s classic character Morph, who recently enjoyed a crowdfunded revival on YouTube and CBBC, has returned this week for yet more adventures exclusively to Sky Kids.

    Beginning with this week’s episode Portable Portals, five new episodes of Morph will be …

  • Podcast: Roger Mainwood & Robin Shaw (‘Ethel & Ernest’)

    Podcast: Roger Mainwood & Robin Shaw (‘Ethel & Ernest’)

    For our sixty-first episode of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we meet Roger Mainwood, director of the much-anticipated animated feature adaptation of the Raymond Briggs classic Ethel & Ernest, out in UK cinemas this Friday. Roger’s industry experience includes Kraftwerk: Autobahn, …

  • Intimate Animation: Lori Malépart-Traversy (“Le Clitoris”)

    Intimate Animation: Lori Malépart-Traversy (“Le Clitoris”)

    Our new podcast series Intimate Animation – where we explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animations (old and new) that deal with themes of love, relationships and sexuality – continues with episode 4.

    In this episode we meet award-winning …

  • Cartoon Network VP of Multiplatform Development Tramm Wigzell on bringing back ‘Ben 10’

    Cartoon Network VP of Multiplatform Development Tramm Wigzell on bringing back ‘Ben 10’

    This month has seen Cartoon Network‘s recent reboot of the wildly popular Ben 10 franchise reach our screens, with a Stateside premiere to follow in 2017. Following multiple variants on the original series, including Alien Force, Ultimate Alien and Omniverse …

  • Late Night Work Club – trailer for second anthology film ‘Strangers’ released

    Late Night Work Club – trailer for second anthology film ‘Strangers’ released

    Late Night Work Club, the ‘rotating collective’ set up by Pittsburgh-based animator/illustrator Scott Benson in 2012, has this morning revealed the launch date of their second anthology film Strangers, following on from the 2013’s Ghost Stories, to be November 28th …

  • Get Animated! Watch 25 recent NFB animated films for free

    Get Animated! Watch 25 recent NFB animated films for free

    In celebration of International Animation Day (which takes place on October 28th), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has put up 25 of its more recent animated short films to watch for free for their 10th anniversary edition of …

  • LIAF unveils 2016 Barbican programmes

    LIAF unveils 2016 Barbican programmes

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) has this month unveiled its 2016 Barbican programmes. With the announcement of further events planned to take place at the Whitechapel Gallery as well as regular festival venue The Horse Hospital to follow, you …

  • Seed Animation creates film for Breast Cancer Awareness month

    Seed Animation creates film for Breast Cancer Awareness month

    In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout October, London-based Seed Animation Studio have recently produced a short animated film in association with breast cancer support society Breast Cancer Care. The 30-second film Check ’em, featuring music and …

  • KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival unveils 2016 programme

    KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival unveils 2016 programme

    The ninth edition of Amsterdam’s KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival will be taking place from October 25th, running through to the 30th. Taking place at the city’s EYE Film Museum, this year’s festival will be presenting over 300 international animations alongside …

  • Aardman tease ‘Early Man’ with first character footage

    Aardman tease ‘Early Man’ with first character footage

    Aardman have today teased excited fans across the globe with the first new character footage from their upcoming feature film Early Man!

    Following an announcement and teaser poster back in May of last year, the film officially confirmed its status …

  • Podcast: Peter Firmin and Daniel Postgate

    Podcast: Peter Firmin and Daniel Postgate

    For our sixtieth episode of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we’re proud to feature an interview from this year’s Canterbury Anifest in which Skwigly contributor Neil Whitman meets Peter Firmin of Smallfilms, the production company that brought the UK such timeless …

  • Intimate Animation: Veronica L. Montaño & Manuela Leuenberger (“Ivan’s Need”)

    Intimate Animation: Veronica L. Montaño & Manuela Leuenberger (“Ivan’s Need”)

    Following our recent podcast minisode series, Skwigly are extending our coverage of this year’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival into episode 3 of Intimate Animation, our new podcast series where we explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animations …

  • Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 4

    Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 4

    For our latest batch of Podcast Minisodes Skwigly have been delighted to bring you a series of exclusive filmmaker interviews from this year’s edition of the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival that took place in Bristol last week.

    Showcasing …

  • Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 3

    Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 3

    For our latest batch of Podcast Minisodes Skwigly are delighted to bring you a series of exclusive filmmaker interviews from this year’s edition of the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, taking place in Bristol this week.

    Showcasing a diverse …

  • OIAF 2016: Award Winners

    OIAF 2016: Award Winners

    Wrapping up its landmark 40th edition, leading North American animation film festival the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) last night announced its 2016 award winners at a ceremony that took place at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts.

    With 80 …

  • Encounters 2016: Animated Award Winners

    Encounters 2016: Animated Award Winners

    The 22nd edition of the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival drew to a close last night with the announcement of this year’s winners. Those who took home prizes from the animation side are as follows:

    Animated Grand Prix

    Analysis …

  • Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 2

    Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 2

    For our latest batch of Podcast Minisodes Skwigly are delighted to bring you a series of exclusive filmmaker interviews from this year’s edition of the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, taking place in Bristol this week.

    Showcasing a diverse …

  • NFB launch interactive app “Where’s Monsieur Pug?”

    NFB launch interactive app “Where’s Monsieur Pug?”

    Frima Studio and the National Film Board of Canada have announced the release of their new mobile geolocation game Where’s Monsieur Pug?, based on the short film by Janet Perlman. Combining geocaching with augmented reality, the game is available for …

  • Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 1

    Skwigly at Encounters: Filmmaker Q&As 1

    For our latest batch of Podcast Minisodes Skwigly are delighted to bring you a series of exclusive filmmaker interviews from this year’s edition of the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, taking place in Bristol this week.

    Showcasing a diverse …