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

We'll be welcoming Emma Calder (Beware of Trains) and Joseph Pierce (Scale) @TheGardenCinema at Into the Dark. Tickets have sold out, but you can sill join us online for this fantastic selection of animated films from 20:30 👇
http://bit.ly/3goRJXO
@josephpierce @pearlyoysters

It’s the London premiere too. The live program at the Garden Cinema has sold out so watch online here. #animation @phoebe__kate_ @BFI_Industry @JohnWebbCompose

Really pleased to announce that Beware of Trains will screen in the official selection of London Short Film Festival 2023 - the 20th @LSFF! @phoebe__kate_ @BFI_Industry #animation

20-29 January across London. Full programme launch 9th Dec.

Great to be a finalist in #MASA again!@BFI_Industry @phoebe__kate_ #animation

Pleased to be in Norwich. #animation @phoebe__kate_ @BFI_Industry

Coco Cripps one of Brixton’s most up and coming young artists is showing work of transformative cycle wear from her residency at the Department Store Studios next Thursday. #Alluminate @BrixtonBlog @SerialSingleMum @BBCWomansHour @csm_news @brixtoncycles #knit #cycling

The current wave of pollution reminds me of this eco commercial we did back in 1989. The Turd Family Go On Holiday https://youtu.be/xefs5ywBrFI via @YouTube

This is just disgusting & more evidence that this constant mantra of ‘deregulation’ from this wretched government allows companies like this to behave however they want - their only concern is shareholders’ profits. What the fuck is going on @SouthernWater? https://twitter.com/BBCSussex/status/1560502577560690689

IT'S GREAT TO SEE @edfilmfest BACK IN AUGUST! THE STANDS THIS YEAR HAVE REALLY GREAT THEMES AND THE FILMS ARE PHENOMENONAL! AFTERSUN AND AFTER YANG ARE GREAT OPENING AND CLOSING FILMS! THE MCLAREN ANIMATION FILMS WHERE BRILLIANT!

Little bit of press for animation @eiffindustry https://www.liveforfilm.com/2022/08/15/animation-at-the-edinburgh-international-film-festival/ @BFI_Industry @AnimateProjects @catbruce @ainslie7 @phoebe__kate_ @josephwallaceuk @willanderson_

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It's the UK PREMIERE Tomorrow in SHORTS: MCLAREN ANIMATION 1 at 13.00. @CameoCinema
#animation @British_Film @phoebe__kate_ @AnimateProjects @BFI_Industry @IainGardnerAnim @josephwallaceuk @marymartinsArt @Marmitage1 @stewjeez @IJustinJohnson1 @ClareLBinns

It's #animation weekend in Edinburgh @edfilmfest - McLaren Award with lots of filmmakers in attendance, @willanderson_ & @ainslie7 feature premiere, I'm talking about making A BEAR NAMED WOJTEK and finally #AnimatorsSeizeTheSeat
@Scot_Anim_Net https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/strands/animation

It's the UK PREMIERE of @BFI funded short Beware of Trains at Edinburgh International Festival.
#animation @edfilmfest @BFI_Industry @British_Film @Directors_UK @phoebe__kate_ @stewjeez @dhiraj_mahey @HarrietTitlow @JohnWebbCompose @IJustinJohnson1 @josephwallaceuk @DaveStewart

The inaccessibility of the booking system fundamentally changes who can swim:

“I used to go to the Lido with my children.... we thought nothing of queuing for an hour so we could have a swim. Now on a hot day the pool is almost empty and people are being turned away.”

Another great review of my new BFI funded short. Beware of Trains @BFI @phoebe__kate_ @British_Film @bfiben #animation
https://directorsnotes.com/2022/06/20/annecy-2022/

Great to be in good company and @OIAF_Animation

On our way home from the fab @annecyfestival delighted to see ‘The Debutante’ features in @Variety’s 10 Shorts Not To Miss - “Total animation, made with wit and irony,” said #AnnecyFestival Artistic Director Marcel Jean

#thedebutantefilm @BFI #nationallottery https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1538479833797255174

Great to get 2 @bfi films meantioned in this. @AnimateProjects @phoebe__kate_ https://variety.com/2022/film/global/annecy-shorts-not-miss-2022-1235298219/ #AnnecyFestival @annecyfestival

We're excited to announce that 15 animation projects have been awarded over £1million by the @BFI Short Form Animation Fund, also partnering with @StoryFuturesA to champion immersive storytelling https://theb.fi/3tyhxUA

#NationalLottery

This development proposal is like a polluted tidal wave and would destroy the existing community. Over-scale and inappropriate. @HistoricEngland #Brixtonsociety @brixtonrecuserg