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Peter Bishop

Part time Lecturer
School of Arts and Media

Pete is an Animation Director, , designer and film maker using animation and live action . He has worked in the Film industry for over 25 years . Founded the Film Garage in London and has previously worked for several years at Passion Pictures and now works from his studio The Shop , down in London. He has created TV channel branding [ amongst others for Discovery , Disney , Hallmark , MTV America , MTV Asia , Channel [V] , RUV ] and directed both animated commercials [ Coca Cola ,Duracell , Sanatogen ,Time Out ], videos for Tom Verlaine ,Was Not Was, Pete Shelley and has directed three animated tv series Captain Star [co-created with Steven Appleby and Frank Cottrell-Boyce ] , Spheriks and Bromwell High. Currently developing a new series Nootopia with his fellow creatives from Captain Star . Also worked often with Steven writing cartoon strips for The Guardian and FAZ. Recent work includes animated sections of As I AM the DJAM US documentary ,Christian Aid online and CBBC eco-interstitials development.

Pete is a part time lecturer for the Animation BA and engages with all years , driving Contextual Studies in year 1 and 2, covering a wide range of animation related subjects and the TV Series Bible project and Final film project in Year 3

Judge at several Film Festivals, in Europe [including Annecy ,HAFF , Madeira amongst others ] and Asia. One of 200 industry professionals regularly judging PROMAX/Broadcast Design Awards in Asia ,NZ and Europe. Visiting lecturer since 2015 at UAL St Martins on MA Animation course and occasional Visiting lecturer on Animation course at RCA London .Guest lecturer University of the West Indies and University of Iceland

  • LLB Bristol University and Solicitors Finals
  • British Animation Award 2006 [ TV series ] and 2010 [Broadcast design ]. Annecy Film FestivalCrystal {How to destroy the World ].Olivier Nomination 2010 for work as Director of Animation at National Theatre [England people Very Nice ] . World Promax Award 1996.New York Film and Television Gold and Silver awards. Several Film Festival awards for short films , Gran Prix at HAFF , Eco award KROK ,Zagreb 2012 [best commissioned film] ,Promax Asia, Promax US. RTS nomination , Silver Hugo , honorary Webby for Freewheelers shorts. Canadian Gemini award for TV series Bromwell High. US Reason Video award 2015 [Sintaxes]Drawingsin Best of British Illustration and Best of European Illustration annuals
  • Doodling and Drawing , animation series development,graphic novels and script writing
  • Directors UK , BECTU