Director / Steve Smith
Steve Smith is the founder of Beakus animation studio, and a highly experienced animation director and producer.
Before setting up Beakus, Steve worked at many top London studios, directing commercials and broadcast animation for Sherbet, Passion Pictures and Bermuda Shorts. He also founded and ran Trunk Animation from 2003-2009.
His work has garnered awards around the world, including Annecy Crystals and a British Animation Award for Fun Facts, and a BAFTA for Newsround: On Poverty. Steve has worked with major clients as diverse as Red Bee Media, Google, McCann Erickson, Brothers and Sisters, EMI, Domino Records, Channel 4, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, RED Production, and Leo Burnett Melbourne.
Steve is a filmmaker at heart, and his Channel 4 short Eating For Two screened around the world. His MTV short Leap of Faith was singled out by BAFTA as the perfect 1-minute film. His work foregrounds characterisation, even when dealing with emotional lines of light (Ren TV), and his storytelling is consistently intriguing and accessible.
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