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  • Animation Show & Tell 'SMUSH' + Sam Gainsborough
    22 Feb, 19:00 – 22:00
    Nortons, 43-45 Meriden St, Birmingham B5 5LS

It feels great to be on a run of getting bigger with people coming from ever further to take part. It seemed like you all had fun, even if I couldn’t hear or see most of it from inside my easel.

We had FOUR headline guests filming a live She Drew That podcast. Katie Menzies (1/2 of Cabeza Patata), Eva Münnich, Angie Phillips (Arc Studio) and Hannah Lau-Walker talked about their work, experiences, and SDT’s 3 main focuses: Support, Development and Promotion of women in animation.

Starting as a monthly meet up, She Drew That runs initiatives that support, develop and promote women in animation. Workshops, interviews, mentoring, residencies & animation challenges. All designed to demystify the industry, build skills, and access jobs. Find out more at:

Thanks to Bigtooth Studios for filming and Robbie King for being on the buttons.

November 2022's Playlist

Asher Fai - An Oath To Silence, My Passion

Matilde Senos - Juni And Evy

Sam Brentnall - Full Milk

Greg McLeod - Flamingo - Tim Burgess

Carlton Matthews - Mutton

Joseph Daly - Does Your Head Do This, Strange Little Man, Be The Best You, TV, Mall

Waheeda Rahman-Mair - Lionsapien - Oliver Asadi x Afrirampo

Minseo Kim - My Small Happiness

Qianhui Yu - Can Can, Wastopia, What's On Your Mind - Drug Store Romeo

Hannah Lau-Walker - Yeah, I'm Good Thanks

Kacey Morrow - Switcharoo

She Drew That

Live Podcast hosted by Hannah Lau-Walker

with guests Angie Phillips, Eva Münnich & Katie Menzies

Interval clips by:

Amber Iles, Anita Walker, Bianca Popescu & Jennifer Vasilian, Cabeza Patata, Carlton Matthews, Eva Münnich, Ewan Owens, Jerome McCalla, Leo Wright, Matilde Senos, Matt Hayman, Oscar Hill, Pickle & Morever, Qianhui Yu, Sarah Taylor Silverwood, Vincent Man, Will Humphreys, Zuzanna Szyszak

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

This was our biggest yet and had a heap of chaotic energy from the early days. Part of the charm… for some. This was also the first time we had a majority of female animators showing work. Hopefully a start to getting the balance right.

As prizes, we had rearrangeable action figures courtesy of Ollie Jones, and some Cyriak designed slide puzzles.

Cyriak Harris was our main guest… eventually. We churned through his incredible career, from his first hits on YouTube, music video commissions and recent projects. It was a particular treat to see the animations on a big screen, getting baffled by the magic tricks that he performs with After Effects.

August 2022's Playlist

Louis Hudson - Red Flag Titles

Lucy Ball - Fish & Chips

Emily Beach - Podenco

Pickle Illustration - Workers of the Roundhouse

Script Sirens - Something Different, White Roses, You're Still You

James Wilkinson - Exhibit-A

Tom Humphreys - Zagazoom, Crywank - Doubt

Martin NcNally/Mixed Milk - Blossom Together




Cows & Cows & Cows




Adult Swim Idents , Kitten

Bloc Party - Ratchet

Bonobo - Cirrus

Run The Jewels - Meowpurrdy

Sparks - The Existential Threat

Horse Destroys The World Trailer


Circle World

Animator Pro

Mega Dance Party Mix

Interval clips by:

Carlton Matthews, Giovanni Uche, Corrin Davies, Holly Jameson, Jermaine Muir, Ross Butter, Robert Maurice King, Seraphina Bewick, Shiyi Li, Tom Humphreys, Will Humphreys

Photos by David Stanley/Guri Bosh

We were back where it all started 3 years ago at Flatpack Festival's Hub in the Custard Factory.

The night was a testament to how much the community has built up in that time. The night was fully booked, ram-packed with talent, and the atmosphere was buzzing. Or maybe that was just everybody's relief that Louis survived his homemade pogo stick legs.

Writer and animator, Harriet Gillian was our main guest. She talked through her and Hannah Jacobs' BFI Network funded film, 'Your Mountain Is Waiting', the world of freelance, and being in an animation power couple with Matt Partridge.

May 2022's Playlist

Dan Silverstone - Flatpack ident, BDF ident, No Clip

Kate Bilbow - Scenes of Spring

Second Home Studios - The Flood

Greg McLeod - Motherclucker

Elliot Spencer-Wright - Not Ur Baby, Opal Wood - There For You

Script Sirens - ZX, The Belties, Dance, Unhome

Nicola Nikolaos Finizio - Adult Swim Retro Anime loop

Sarah Taylor Silverwood - Banoffee Pie, Love Bugs

Ollie Jones - Acid Dent

Robert King - Digital Existentialism 2022

Krunk & Davey - Introspective Voyages

Matt Partridge - Jellied Eels, Transform A Snack, Blobbymania, Cupid's Lunch, Bar Buds, Susans's Big Night Out, Big Jig, Adam & Joe Travellin' Tales

Harriet Gillian - Your Mountain Is Waiting

Interval animations by:

Emily Baxter, Harry Jones, James Williams, JanCarlo Caling, Joe Evans, Kenda, Luke T Bourne, Niamh M, Rebecca Hann, Ross Butter, Ross Phillips, Sam Brentnall, Sarah Taylor Silverwood, Abbie Partridge

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

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