On acquiring a new Digi Videocam, Beryl becomes obsessed with the filmmaking process using it to articulate her desires and dreams as video diary. As “cineaste par excellence” she agrees to video the wedding of her friend Mandy, seizing the opportunity to imitate her filmmaking idols with disastrous & hilarious results. —animationshow.com
Joanna was born in Birmingham, England and completed a foundation course in art at Goldsmiths College, University of London before studying for a BA in Graphic Design at Middlesex University. It was here that Joanna first discovered the magic of animation, quickly adapting her unique drawing abilities to produce beautifully fluid and dynamic animated passages. Her first film, Girl’s Night Out (1986), won 3 prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival in 1987 and thrust her into the international animation scene.
Joanna moved to Wales in 1985 and founded Beryl Productions shortly afterwards with her partner, producer/writer Les Mills. The couple have collaborated closely in the production of animated films and as educators ever since.
Joanna is now a highly acclaimed figure in world animation. Her fine drawing skills, wonderful characterisations and her humour mark her out as a unique talent. Joanna has won a raft of top awards, including Emmys, Baftas and Jury prizes at all… read more