Emma Calder runs Pearly Oyster Productions, a versatile independent production company and design studio in Brixton, London, England.

We design and make lots of things: animated films for television and cinema, animated commercials, pop videos, title sequences, music for animation, picture books, posters, fonts, web-sites, toys and stickers.

Clients include: Tate Modern, Thames and Hudson, Bloomsbury, Quercus, BBC, Channel Four Television.

Grants have been received from: The National Lottery, London Production Fund, Cultural Industry Development Agency, Thames Gateway Innovations Fund. Media 2 and others.

Pearly Oyster’s award winning films include ‘The Queen’s Monastery’ and ‘The Kings of Siam’.

In production is Random Person. 52 episode viral animation series.

Emma’s documentary ‘Everyone is Waiting For Something to Happen’, had it’s UK premiere at The Edinburgh International Festival last June. It was also shown in December 2015 at (LIAF 2015),

Emma’s animated film for Norwich Castle Museum, Boudica A Norfolk Story is on permanent display in the Boudica Gallery in Norwich Castle Museum.

Pearly Oyster’s new film Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions had it’s World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2016. It will be showing at Encounters in Bristol September 22nd, The BFI London Film Festival on October 12th and festivals in America, Bulgaria and Serbia through this Autumn.

Boudica by Emma Calder

Boudica A Norfolk Story