About Emily Howells

Emily Howells

Emily Howells is a Manchester based animator and director of short films. In collaboration with her animation partner, Anne Wilkins, she hopes to develop their short film idea through participation in the Filmworks project. Emily is keen to make use of the eclectic visual style developed over the course of their previous, experimental shorts, but also to move towards a more traditional, linear narrative with their next project. She hopes that the contacts made through the Filmworks association will help become more established professionally and looks forward to sharing ideas creatively as a group and looks to achieve a more defined, informed and strategic approach to obtaining funding, and also to film festivals and distribution.

Website: www.emilyandanne.co.uk

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Final Session

I thought the meet up in Bristol was thoroughly enjoyable. It was really nice to meet everyone and get a chance to hear about all the interesting projects that are going on first hand. Anne and myself had set ourselves the target of putting together a package that would show our idea and concept and hopefully engage with people what we plan to achieve. We presented our idea, packaged as a series of 10 postcards … Continue reading

drawing and colouring-in…

Anne and myself set aside this weekend to draw, watch films and to speak of insect type things. I have approached my blank sketchbook now and feel much happier for doing so. It always helps to scribble down ideas, however undeveloped they seem. Just putting them to paper whilst not being too precious really starts the ball rolling I think. Here is a little taster…

and so Archy was born…

It has been a productive week I feel and I am pleased to say that myself and Anne after much procrastination have begun work on Archy. We have researched cockroaches, well as much as we could stomach, we wanted to create a character that would maintain his insect quality whilst having charm and not looking too gross, more difficult than i gave credit! Cockroaches are rather unsympathetic creatures on google images at least. We really … Continue reading

Blogging and such the first…

Blogging and such, so this is something I tend to put off, an important challenge for me is becoming more organised, on paper/computer in particular, not just in speaking the words! This is something I intend to improve on through processes such as this. I felt inspired after our first session and pleased to meet so many interesting people from a  variety of backgrounds. At present, myself and fellow animating buddy Anne are discussing all … Continue reading