SALLY PEARCE graduated from the National Film and TV School, UK, with an Animation Direction MA. After leaving Cambridge University with a BA (Hons) Philosophy, she trained as a nurse at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and worked in the NHS and private sectors in North Wales. She started making films whilst taking a part time Fine Art Course at Sheffield Hallam University. Her NFTS graduation film, ‘ELEPHANTS’, a children’s fiction mixing live action with paint on glass animation and 2D digital compositing, screened at over 90 Festivals and won the Welsh Short Film BAFTA, the Award for the most creative idea at Shanghai, and over twenty other awards around the world. It was selected for the showreel of British Shorts presented by UK Film Council at Cannes, 2009 and was presented by the British Council at Anim’est Festival, Bucharest as part of a showreel of outstanding British Animation and screened in May 2011 in support of Bunuel’s L’age d’or at BFI Southbank. Elephants has also been selected for a British Council/Filmclub compilation DVD for primary schools and for the British Council’s Education website. Sally is currently working on a live action/animation hybrid Documentary about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone which she has developed with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Arts Council of Wales. Her work with live action, mixed media and animation since leaving the NFTS includes short mixed-media UK Film Council and Welsh Arts Council funded film ‘HALLY’, which won second place in Academy Award qualifying competition at Chicago International Children’s Film Festival in October, 2011. Since leaving the NFTS she has developed her own camera operating, sound recording and Avid editing self shooting skills. In 2014 she successfully completed the NFTS ‘Summerdoc’ self-shooting and documentary production course. In March, 2015 she was invited to film research in Chernobyl, collaborating with international scientists. She has also been invited to screen her work in progress at the Manchester Science Festival in October, at Equus Festival, New York, in November and to give a seminar about her work at the Centre for Human and Animal Studies, Edgehill University, in December 2015.