An introduction to the life and work of Joy Batchelor on the hundredth anniversary of her birth.
Joy was a director, animator, producer and designer and one half of the Halas & Batchelor Cartoons Studio, which made the UK's first animated feature film, Animal Farm, in 1954. Although a crucial figure in British animation, she has for years been unfairly passed over for recognition.
This short film made in her honour seeks to redress that balance and to introduce Joy's work to a wider audience.
Narrated by Zoe Wanamaker
Sound Recordist: Mike Wyeld
Sound design by Tom Lowe
Picture grade by Graham Skene
Original music by Tanera Dawkins
Directed and edited by Martin Pickles
Produced by Vivien Halas
A Halas & Batchelor Production 2014