Jessica Ashman is an award winning animator and director, based in London. She loves moving things in tiny increments, creating imaginative worlds that are too epic for their own good and dancing to Prince. As a director, her clients include the BBC, Channel 4 and numerous independent film productions, both personal and commission based. Her independent short film projects as a writer and director have seen her working with the likes of UK Film Council, DigiCult and B3 Media, with her 2011 commissioned short, 'Fixing Luka', going on to compete in over 30 festivals worldwide, and picking both a New Talent BAFTA and Scottish BAFTA award. She also works freelance as an animator and modelmaker, having worked on advertisements for companies such as Toyota, Velvet and Nationwide, as well as a running animation workshops for children and adults. Having recently completed a Masters in Animation at the Royal College of Art, she is currently pursuing freelance work and just generally trying to make it in the big ol' smoke.
In 2011, my UK Film Council, BBC Scotland and National Lottery funded short film, 'Fixing Luka' was nominated and won Best Animation at the 2011 Scottish BAFTA's. Developed with the Glasgow based production company, DigiCult, the film is about a young dolls acceptance of her younger 'broken' toy brother. http://www.fixingluka.co.uk