Documentary to inspire women in the animation industry to be screened at UCLan

Posted on - 16th February, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Voice actress and UCLan lecturer Sarah Ann Kennedy

UCLan is to screen a documentary ‘British Animation Women Breaking The Mold’ aimed at inspiring women at a career in the animation sector.


The documentary was produced by UCLan lecturer Sarah Ann Kennedy, who is better known as the voice of Miss Rabbit in the popular children’s program Peppa Pig.

The documentary celebrates female talent within the British animation industry. There is a broad range of contributors from companies such as the BBC, Peppa Pig, and Aardman Animations to independent animation directors.

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Sarah, MA Animation course leader, said: “I made this documentary for a Sky Channel. I am a lecturer at UCLan teaching animation and the students worked on this.  This film itself looks at the role of women in the animation industry and celebrates some of the talent.

“I noticed that when my students graduated the men were more likely to become directors and the women would often go into production.  I spoke with other animation course leaders at other institutions and there was a similar pattern.”

Sarah, who also provides her voice for Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom as Nanny Plum, wanted to use her experience in the animation industry to create the documentary.

She wanted it to be screened in Preston as the students that worked on it could see it.

The screening takes pace on Friday February 21 at 6pm in the Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building.

Organisations such as Prestons Womenkind North will be in attendance as it will allow for networking.

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If you would like to attend, click here to get your ticket.

Will you be attending the screening? Let us know in the comments.

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