Emma Calder

Emma Calder

Emma Calder was born in London. She studied Graphic design at The Royal College of Art. Whilst at the RCA she began making animated films, including the cult 80’s classic Madame Potato. After college she set up a studio producing Graphic design, illustration for magazines and work for pop videos and commercials. She co-founded Pearly Oyster Productions making many successful and award winning animated films and commercials, including The Queen’s Monastery (BBC).  She also collaborated with the author Carolyn Hink on four books for children which she will design and illustrate. The first book Miss Louise Goes to Paris was published by Quercus Books. Her next book Moody Sticker Book was published by Thames and Hudson and Paper Angels was published in October 2010 by Bloomsbury. She lives in Brixton with her partner and two children.


Emma Calder @pearlyoysters

Passion, talent,connections. Key is opening up access from an early age. More animation and visual effects in primary school and many more ideas to help drive creative roles and technical roles in the industry.

Loved hearing the other panellists and talking to friendly students yesterday. Great spot by the river too.

The Animated Women Panel - a closer look at inclusion and diversity in the UK animation industry
Chaired by @BethParker70 of @AWUKEd with #LucyCooper, Emma Calder of @pearlyoysters and #BimpeAlliu of @ILMLondon

Special thanks to @ace_national and @UEL_News

Catch it while you can.

In case you missed it first time round ‘The Secrets of British Animation’ doc is repeated tonight (Sun) at 10pm on @BBCFOUR It’s a really imaginative & enlightening look at British Animation made with love & care by the team @Academy7net #BritishAnimimation #AnimationHistory

Great it’s going to be on again, so good to be in this.

#RAWTIMES EVENT @peckhamlevels ON THE 28th NOVEMBER!

Hey my Giant, clip from The Drummer from 1989 made for ITV by myself and Ged Haney, Pearly Oyster Productions. Part of a series produced by @RagdollTV and sponsored by Kelloggs. #animation

What a treat. Fantastic Young musicians.

Great fun working with Jason Yarde see us ⁦@LondonJazzFest⁩ on 24th Nov #NextGernerations #Wearejazz thanks to ⁦@officialrscf⁩ ⁦@ace_national⁩

after listening to Helen Mirren yesterday. It made me think you should talk to @SarahAnnKennedy voice of Mummy Rabbit in the children's series Peppa Pig about her new doc. https://www.britishanimationwomen.com
‘British Animation Women Breaking the Mold’ The film is @mcranimation 11th Nov.

Going to register. Only been going out since 1985.

Hope for the future. Thank you.

Hey that’s my son Oliver Cripps!

Go and have a look at photos taken by @davidbenett on @GettyImages
@ChrisOnTrombone - he got some good ones of your solo last night!

Looking forward to showing my films at @manipulatefest 2020.

Such insight. Cheers Ed.

This is such a good idea or yours Rory. Is my film Ilkla Moor Baht Hat the oldest so far? Brothers Quay were the 1st making animation at RCA so maybe you could see if you can get their film on too?

There's a brand new trailer out for the upcoming "British Women Breaking The Mold" documentary! Really looking forward to this one! #britishwomenbreakingthemold https://vimeo.com/363290148

David Brown Tractor chassis No (990/1/859712) stolen from my friends field in Gilberdyke last night. If anyone tries to sell you one, or parts please ring the police. #davidbrown #tractor @Humberbeat #gilberdyke @DavidBrownTC