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.
‘Everyone is Waiting For Something to Happen’, Emma’s new commissioned film, is finished. It’s UK premiere was at The Edinburgh International Festival in June. It’s next festival will be in the Animated documentaries programme at the London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2015), the UK’s largest international animation festival. LIAF will be running from December 4 – 13 at the Barbican, along with other London venues.
Emma’s animated film for Norwich Castle Museum, Boudica A Norfolk Story is also doing the festival circuit. If you are in Norwich, please visit the Boudica Gallery in Norwich Castle Museum where it is on permanent display.