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BERT creates multi award winning animation from conception to completion, driven by powerful design and a passion for storytelling.

Whether for broadcast, web or experiential, BERT’s animation is always compelling, entertaining and informative.

Fifteen years of industry experience, ranging from brand development to info graphics, have built a deep understanding of how imagery can give weight and meaning to your message.

Client Base

BERT’s developed a global campaign for Adidas, created a song for Sesame Street, even animated the finale at the London Olympics. In-between those are the cherished smaller jobs, for the butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. Everyone’s got a story, and BERT would love to tell them all…

Whether working with creative agencies, global brands, or local traders, BERTs clear and friendly communication skills are guaranteed. For just a selection of BERTs clients, see the logos at bottom of page.

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Robert Grieves

BERT is run by Robert Grieves. As well as his many short film awards, Robert’s animated Emmy winning motion design and won 2 Promax Golds. He’s also been a judge at the UK Film Festival, Show Me The Animation, and Bass Awards.

After his BA in Illustration (Brighton) and MA in Animation (Guildhall), Robert embraced a career in Motion Design, working as Creative Director on a wide range of projects.

Robert has taught animation at London’s leading College of Art (Camberwell) and was selected by the British Council to promote the film industry within schools. www.intofilm.org

Robert also writes for the UK’s No1 animation online magazine, Skwigly.

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Sausage

Sausage was a huge success at film festivals and online, winning 8 festival awards from its 80 screenings, qualifying for the Oscars, and receiving ‘Staff Pick’ on Vimeo and other major sites.

As a narrative film, the accolade it received proves that BERT can connect with audiences around the world, young and old.

That same storytelling ability used to help brands engage with viewers and explain their message. The crew from ‘Sausage’ have attended screenings and Q&A’s from Londons Tate Modern and BFI, to A-list festivals in Sydney and Rio.

For more info, visit Sausagefilm.net

Awards

Industry:

Film Festivals for Sausage:

  • Amsterdam Film Fest, Grand Jury Prize, Winner
  • Mexico Int. Film Fest, Best Animation, Winner
  • Foyle Film Fest, Best Animation, Winner
  • NYC Indie Film Fest, Best Animation, Winner
  • The UK Film Fest, Best Animation, Winner
  • Food Film Festival (Croatia), Best Short, Winner 
  • PROMAX UK, Best Short Film, Winner
  • Food Film Festival (Amsterdam), Best Short, Runner Up
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Team

With 15 years in the industry, BERT has managed numerous creative crews. Our team is pulled from those years of experience, bringing together the best animators, composers and sounds designers.

By selecting specialist freelancers for the right task, the projects at BERT benefit the best talent while avoiding the overheads of a permanent team.

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Worldwide

In our experience, location and timezone aren’t hurdles but advantages. Working with BERT’s production partners in NY & Sydney, BERT can confidently deliver animation to any corner of the world, and frequently does.

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