Merlin Crossingham Creative Director for Wallace & Gromit, Aardman Animations in conversation with Mark Budden

Venue: Folk House, 40 Park Street, Bristol

Date: Friday 12 May 2017

Time: 7.30 to 9pm - Bar from 7pm

Tickets: £12/£10 unwaged plus booking fee

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Graduating with a degree in Film and Photography from the Newport Film School, Merlin joined Aardman in1996 and became Key Animator on the feature film ‘Chicken Run’, and Second Unit Director on ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Were Rabbit’. He co-directed the Creature Comforts USA series for CBS, gaining an Emmy nomination. In 2009 he became Creative Director for Wallace & Gromit and won the Bafta for Television New Media in 2011 - Wallace And Gromit's World of Invention as part of the production team. Merlin directed and voiced the re-launch series of Aardman’s oldest stopmotion character, Morph. He is currently an animation director on the latest Aardman feature film, Early Man.

Mark Budden is a Trustee and professional member of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy. He works in private practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, and represents SIP on the editorial Board of the British Journal of Psychotherapy.

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