Member News  |  28 June 2022

Multi award-winning, London-based animation studio Lupus Films has appointed experienced Animation Producer Abigail Addison in the newly -created role of Training and Development Producer.  Effective immediately, the role will cover recruitment, skills training, course development and diversity monitoring.

Addison will also oversee the personal development and well-being of existing Lupus Films staff and crew, and she will be responsible for the corporate representation of Lupus Films at industry events and conferences, the first one being The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) 2022, being held in Sheffield on 5-7th July.

Abigail comes with a wealth of experience, having worked with Lupus Films on individual training and resource development projects since 2014. She was previously the Animation Production Liaison Executive for screen development agency, ScreenSkills, overseeing the delivery of skills development initiatives for the UK animation industry.

Aside from her work at Lupus Films, Abigail is a Producer at independent production company, Animate Projects, and was nominated for a BAFTA for their co-production I’m OK by Elizabeth Hobbs in 2019. She is also the Animation Programmer at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The next few years are going to be incredibly busy for us with so many projects in production and development including Kensuke’s Kingdom and The Storm Whale trilogy.  We are delighted to have such an experience hand on the tiller as Abigail’s to steer us through this exciting time and ensure our teams have all the training and support they need.

Camilla Deakin, Co-Founder of Lupus Films

Because of the nature of the work, animation can be a lonely business, particularly for young people.  Abigail’s appointment will ensure that we are not only in a great place to recruit new talent but also provide them with the best skills training and career development to ensure they are equipped to deal with the demands of working on a busy production.

Ruth Fielding, Co-Founder of Lupus Films

I am excited to be joining Lupus Films at a time when there are so many fantastic projects in development as well as production, and to be able to work with the team on delivering essential training initiatives and to ensure their crews will be given  the professional and technical skills needed to work on Lupus Films’ exceptional productions.

Abigail Addison

Founded twenty years ago in 2002, Lupus Films has developed an international reputation for beautifully crafted film adaptations of classic works of literature which have been seen in cinemas and on major broadcasters and SVOD channels worldwide.  Their much-loved, much-watched productions include The Snowman and The Snowdog, Ethel & Ernest, We’re Going on A Bear Hunt and the International Emmy award-winning The Tiger Who Came to Tea.  Projects currently in development and production include an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom, featuring the voices of Cillian Murphy and Sally Hawkins, a trio of films based on Benji Davies’ Storm Whale trilogy and Las Dos Fridas, a feature film about the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.