Founder, Allison Brownmoore (She/Her)

Allison is a BAFTA nominated Creative Director, with over twenty years experience in design and animation. Working for both UK and US clients on award winning films, she develops and delivers for a range of filmic needs -from title sequences to end cards (and everything in between), to developing the look of the film. She loves creative problem solving and is exceptionally well versed with tight deadlines. 

For further details on her film experience, please take a look at Allison’s IMDb profile.

She recently produced, wrote and directed a hand illustrated animated short film, The Amazing Adventures of Awesome, about a young autistic girl at the heart of a quiet revolution. The award winning film premiered at 2020 Brooklyn Film Festival, and has screened at a variety of festivals internationally. For more information and to watch the film, visit www.aaoa.co.uk

AWARDS

  • Winner, SXSW Excellence in Title Design Film Jury Recognition Award
  • Winner, Broadcast Tech Award, Best Title Sequence
  • Nominated, BAFTA Craft Award, Title Design
  • Nominated, SXSW Excellence in Title Design Film Award 
  • Winner, Broadcast Tech Award for Best Title Sequence
  • Art of The Title’s top ten Women in Title Design
  • Winner, SXSW Excellence in Title Design Audience Award
  • Nominated, Outstanding Graphic Design and Animation, Cinema Eye Honor Awards.

INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES

GUEST SPEAKER & JURY APPEARANCES 

  • Jury President, D&AD Awards, VFX Category
  • Juror, BAFTA Craft Awards, Titles and Graphic Identity
  • Juror, Irish Film and Television Awards, VFX Category
  • Panelist with Aesthetica Film Festival, Animated Dreams; Challenging Perspectives  
  • Panelist with Encounters Film Festival, Filmmakers Lounge, “Dealing with difficult issues within short film”
  • Panelist with San Diego Shorts Film Festival, Animation
  • Finalist Judge, Motionographer Awards
  • Judge, D&AD Awards, VFX category
  • Session Leader, BFI/Synergy Theatre, working with ex-justice system participants in Film/TV
  • Finalist Judge, Motionographer Awards
  • Panelist, London Metropolitan University, Film/TV students
  • Panelist with Women in VFX event at The Mill
  • Juror, BAFTA Craft Awards, Titles and Graphic Identity
  • Mentor for The Dots VFX/Animation Masterclass
  • Panelist, DOC NYC Masterclass in Design and Animation

EDUCATION & MENTORING

  • Mentor, Animated Women’s E-Mentoring Scheme
  • Sundance Collab, Directing
  • Skillset workshop, Post Producers: Client Relationships & Negotiating
  • Production Managers Association Budgets Workshop
  • Mentor/Participant, Animated Women’s Achieve Programme
  • Participant, Women in Film & TV’s Mentorship Scheme
  • MA Design Studies, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London
  • Beijing International Artist Residency, Platform China, Beijing, China
  • Artist Residency, St Norberts Art Centre, Manitoba, Canada
  • BA Media and Theatre Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Creative Producer, Lucy Witts (She/Her)

Lucy is our incredible organiser extraordinaire. As a South African native now residing in England, Lucy joins us with 29 years experience in the industry. She’s worked for Saatchi & Saatchi, Prodigious, Ogilvy as well as a number of years in episodic. She’s completely at home working across multiple time zones, working with a variety of different people and making things happen, fast. Outside of PC you’ll find her gardening + travelling.

Animator, Sylvain Doussa (He/Him)

Sylvain is an exceptionally talented French 2D animator/director, who we’ve been working regularly with for the past eight years. He studied animation at Emile Cohl school in Lyon, France, and specialises in music driven projects with bands and music festivals, and works on motion design and animation for film and episodic.

Motion Designer/Animator, Kevin Smy (He/Him)

With a strong background in traditional animation, Kevin graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in animation at Norwich University of the arts. Exceptionally creative with an incredible sense of timing, Kevin’s desire to continue to learn and experiment led him to work as a freelance animator and motion graphics artist. In his down time, he is an avid musician and enjoys a little roller derby.

Motion Designer, Aaron Diamond (He/Him)

Aaron is a creative Motion Designer with a background in fine art. After studying Motion Graphics at Ravensbourne, he quickly found himself working at the top tier London design studios before joining the Past Curfew team full time. In his spare time you’ll find him nowhere near his computer as he’s very active, alternating between football and golf!

Last year we launched our first Diversity Placement scheme, offering an eight week paid part time placement working on one of our film projects. Our two participants were Yu-Ching Chiu and Ellie Bannister. Ellie now joins the team as our Junior Illustrator, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.

Junior Illustrator, Ellie Bannister (She/Her)

Ellie is an exceptionally talented queer northern Illustrator & Designer who recently graduated from Falmouth University with a first-class honours degree in Illustration. She enjoys exploring conceptual solutions and visual metaphors in her work and is influenced by imagery that requires detail and precision.

Finance Producer, Marlen Tallett (She/Her)

With over 14 years of experience in the TV & Film industry, Marlen spent several years running the longest standing freelancer agency in London. Incredibly efficient and enthusiastic at all she lends her hand to, she works tirelessly in overseeing our projects financially and liaising with clients to ascertain we’re working closely with clients to make the most of those infamous bottom lines.