Since teaming up with executive producers Chris O’Reilly and Charlotte Bavasso at the Nexus studio back in 1997, Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith have gone on to develop a reputation as one of London’s top directing teams, receiving a 2009 Oscar nomination for their 3D animated short ‘This Way Up’.
Their commercial work includes spots for Coca-Cola, Honda and Observer has also brought them many awards and accolades including a Grand Prix Award and Gold at the Cannes Lions, a Grandy at the ANDYS, an ITV Award for Best Commercial, several BTAA Golds and Silvers, BTAA Craft Gold awards, the Platinum Award for Creative Circle and 2 Golds, 5 Silvers and 2 black pencils at D&AD. Honda ‘Grrr’ is the most awarded commercial in the world from 1999-2008.
Film and broadcast credits include the film title sequence for Thunderbirds and an animated film within a film’ for DreamWorks/Paramount’s Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events. They also directed several sketches for the BBC’s animated comedy show Monkey Dust.
Emmanuelle was born in Switzerland and grew up in Montreal, Canada where she studied traditional animation and began her career working across TV series, documentaries, short films and music videos. She moved to Paris to attend the world-renowned animation school Gobelins in 2007, being granted direct admission to the final year. She has since moved to London and her work has been screened in many animation festivals around the world.
Her universe is populated by elongated elegant characters. Her talent consists of a deft blend of sophistication and playful quirkiness that renders her work warm and dynamic.
Featured in the Cannes New Directors Showcase, the Creative Futures Awards and the winner of the SHOTS New Director Award, Woof Wan-Bau continues to develop his reputation as an innovative film maker, and one of Britain’s brightest talents.
After graduating from Goldsmiths College in London, Wan-Bau went on to direct a music video for ‘My Angel Rocks Back and Forth’, for Four Tet. This led to a Young Guns Award for Best Animated music video and the Public Choice Award at the British Animation Awards. He has since worked with the likes of Coldcut, Mogwai, Matthew Herbert, The Duke Spirit and Calvin Harris.
His commercial for Nomis, ‘Damn Boots’ won a host of awards, including two Gold Lions at Cannes, Two Gold Clios and a Gold at the Epica Awards. Other commercial work includes projects for VW, Nickelodeon, BBC and Hornbach which was recognised as a TED ‘Ad Worth Spreading’.
Woof Wan-Bau has also directed a number of highly acclaimed award winning short films, including the internationally distributed Channel 4 short film ‘Watermelon Love’, the experimental live action short ‘From Nose to Mouth’ for Animate Projects and Channel 4, and most recently ‘First Place’, which was commissioned as part of the Festival de Mexico en el Centro Historico.