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

Tricky Woman the perfect festival for Beware of Trains to win The Maria Lassnig award and I’m honoured. ⁦@trickywomenvie⁩ is brave and unconventional. ⁦@phoebe__kate_⁩ ⁦⁦@BritishCouncil⁩ ⁦@BFI_Industry⁩ ⁦@BBCWomansHour⁩ https://www.instagram.com/p/CptXuLqoGof/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

My retrospective ⁦⁦@trickywomenvie⁩ in Vienna today and Saturday. I am showing 13 films including The Queen’s Monastery and my new film Beware of Trains. ⁦@BFI_Industry⁩ ⁦@stewjeez⁩ ⁦@British_Film⁩ ⁦⁦@phoebe__kate_⁩ https://www.instagram.com/p/CpLMUE6jOgB/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Great to be in Piccadilly Friday. London Short Film Festival award winners 2023 British Council Best UK Short: Runner up: BEWARE OF TRAINS (Emma Calder).
@londonshortfilmfest #awardwinners #shortfilms #lsff2023 #animation
@phoebe__kate_ @BFI_Industry @British_Film @PicLights

London Short Film award winners 2023 British Council Best UK Short: Runner up: BEWARE OF TRAINS (Emma Calder).
@londonshortfilmfest #awardwinners #shortfilms #lsff2023 #animation @phoebe__kate_ @BFI_Industry @British_Film

Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed the film.

BAFTA short animation long list out. Huge congrats to @josephwallaceuk @pearlyoysters and @hello_hannah_j amongst others

Well done Team Beware of Trains has made the BAFTA longlist. https://variety.com/2023/film/global/bafta-awards-2023-film-longlists-1235480633/ #animation @BFI_Industry @BAFTA

A brilliant end to 2022! ICamisa Soho’s much-loved Italian deli has a lease extension for 2 years following negotiations with landlord @shaftesburyplc Signed our petition or not - please shop ICamisa’s delicious Italian produce voraciously! #Soho #soholondon #ICamisa #shopsmall

So much animation talent out there.

Amazing to see you all again. Such fun and talent! Joy.

Pearly Oyster got in the top 100 hundred issue for the 2nd time. @BFI @phoebe__kate_ @BFI_Industry @SightSoundmag

Save I Camisa & Son, Last Original Italian Deli in Soho https://chng.it/Lpr88Nks via @UKChange

@pearlyoysters @josephwallaceuk @BIFA_film I showed my husband a bit of Animation we needed to correct. He said 'I'm not an animator, that needs work'. Do we need animators to tell whether an animated film is good or not? Our audiences, I presume, aren't animators...or can only animators watch Animation to appreciate it?

But I am fed up that people don't bother to get jury members from the animation sector, it's just lazy. What would people say if the panel was just animators? Maybe that's what they should do for the next 100 years even it out a bit.

Read this comment, and sign the petition. I signed as it my favorite food shop in Soho, I have been going there all my life. 63 years. My Dad knew all the Camisa's and this is the last shop left. It may be in Soho but the prices are rea... https://chng.it/YZscyt2Q via @UKChange

It’s a big conversation. You and I still need to get together one day soon and finish the discussion we had in Edinburgh.