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. Plus a new commissioned film for an exciting new client, which Emma is directing with Ged Haney. More news to follow…
‘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 was also shown in December 2015 at (LIAF 2015), the UK’s largest international animation festival.
Emma’s animated film for Norwich Castle Museum, Boudica A Norfolk Story is on permanent display in the Boudica Gallery in Norwich Castle Museum.