month: JUNE 2019
May 17, 2023
The Art of Production: Maria, Head of Business and Talent in Europe
Introducing Maria, our Head of Business and Talent (Europe), who offers a glimpse into her life in the production industry. From navigating the challenges of getting started to managing difficult relationships and being the calming force, Maria has seen it all. Having discovered her love for production in London 14 years ago, she never looked …
May 04, 2023
NERD Productions: Promoting a Sustainable Future for Advertising
At NERD Productions, we firmly believe in the harmonious relationship between creativity and sustainability. We strive to minimise our environmental footprint and advocate for sustainable practices at every stage of the production process, ensuring a better and greener future. Here are some of our top ideas on how the production industry can actively contribute to …
Apr 26, 2023
NERD's Hayley Morris on sustainability in animation
In a world of computer-generated everything, there are still a few of us who are holding on tight to the traditional and truly handcrafted ways of bringing stop-motion and mixed-media films to life. It’s a bit like being part of a secret society, except our secret handshake involves a glue gun and some felt. Hayley: …
Apr 06, 2023
The Essential List by NERD's Ian Clarke
Get to know Ian Clarke, NERD’s award-winning Animation Director whose work spans the boundaries of 2D and 3D animation, motion design, branding, and typography. With a unique approach that puts ideas at the forefront, Ian’s creations are a reflection of his boundless creativity and technical expertise. When thinking about an Essential List full of creativity …
Mar 22, 2023
The Art of Production: Lydia Glanville, NERD’s Head of Business and Talent
Step into the world of Lydia, Head of Business and Talent at NERD Productions, and get a glimpse of the thrill and excitement of the production industry. Getting briefs, catching up with producers & creatives on a daily, nurturing talent and much more. Lydia’s passion for the industry started at the age of 19 and …
Mar 10, 2023
“You Can’t Call the Same Five Friends”: Addressing Gender Bias in Production
LBB’s Zoe Antonov spoke to NERD’s Founder Milana Karaica and experts across the industry on International Women’s Day about how production companies can champion female talent, how to break gender bias and why trust is paramount. Another International Women’s Day comes around, which means another March 8th spent pondering how the world has become better, …
Feb 23, 2023
Storytellers DeTuco Join NERD Productions' talent roster
As the first blooms of 2023 appear, we bring you DeTuco – our new & vibrant animation signing. This bunch, brimming with team spirit, specialises in bringing to life CGI characters and whole new worlds. They are eager to infuse the NERD Productions family with even more colour and craft. Prepare to be wowed as …
Feb 21, 2023
Producing Tomorrow's Producers: NERD's EP Milana Karaica - learning on the job, diversity & inclusivity and getting it done!
Milana began her journey in the production industry at just 17 as a runner and worked her way up to Executive Creative Producer, proving that nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. But she didn’t stop there. Milana went on to set up her very own production company, one that champions diverse …
Feb 14, 2023
'Marguerite': A whimsical blend of stop-motion and hand-drawn animation by Hayley Morris
Hayley Morris walks us through the process of creating her newest personal short film ‘Marguerite’, and the many lessons, reflections and experiences it brought. Why ‘Marguerite’? I started working on “Marguerite” in 2017. Jamie Caliri reached out to see if I wanted to make a promo for a version of the new Dragonframe software based …
Jun 26, 2019
LGBTQIA+: L for Lesbian, G for Gay, T for Trans, Q for Queer (or Questioning), I for Intersex and A for Asexual (or Allied) and + for… What does the + represent? Live-Action Director Brett De Vos explores his interpretation of the symbol through his intimate emotions and how this could have a positive impact …
Jun 20, 2019
NEWS: Peter S Crafts Launch Film for Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity Competition 'Future Lions'
Following the success of the enticing concept art for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity visionary competition ‘Future Lions’, Billelis was joined by the visionary VFX and CGI-savvy Peter S, along with AKQA, to bring to life the opening film for the world-famous awards ceremony.
Jun 12, 2019
#PRIDE: To Come Out or Not To Come Out?
It’s never just a one-off event. Those in the LGBTQ+ community have to come out many times during their lives and each time presents itself with a different challenge. NERD’s Animation Director and Animator Yael Biran shares her very personal thoughts and feelings with us for the first time on the topic.