Manimation ’15 Report – Made in Manchester

Posted on: Thursday 19 November 2015 3:37pm by Tom Jordan

Speaker: Jonathan Ashworth (Mighty Giant)


Motion North, the collective gathering for designers, animators, filmmakers and vfx artists presented the ‘Manimation Showreel’ – the very best of Manchester animation and motion design.

Motion North: The Best Bits from Mighty Giant on Vimeo.


Jonny Ashworth introduced Motion North, a collective which started six years ago as an extension of a conversation in a pub, and now puts together regular showcase reels of the diverse range of quality animation from Manchester and the wider northern region.

The ever-expanding group meets every couple of months, and often has guest speakers from key companies based in London and beyond. The talks have a dual purpose: one is to provide motivation and inspiration to members; the other is to show and champion the quality output from the collective.

Delegates had the chance to view the six-minute showreel, a fast-paced montage featuring a broad range of styles and content.

For more information on animators featured in the showreel, see, or tweet @motionnorth.

Event Reports Manimation Blog

Tom Jordan

About the author

Tom Jordan

Freelance, Writer

Tom is a freelance writer and editor based in Sheffield. He has over a decade of experience in travel publishing, writing for National Geographic Traveller, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and CNN, among others, and editing for travel guide books. His recent focus has also been as a development editor in… Read more