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Kath Shackleton

Fettle Animation


Kath Shackleton

Kath Shackleton is producer of Fettle Animation, a 2D Studio based in Marsden, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.
She set up her company with her partner Zane Whittingham, an animator with over 25 years’ experience. They produce award winning character animation for broadcast, web and digital devices.
Their animated documentary series Children of the Holocaust, made with BBC Learning won the Japan Prize Special Jury Prize, the first Sandford St Martin’s Children’s Awards, two RTS Yorkshire Awards and was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA.

Kath's Sessions

Manimation '15 Report - Training and Skills: Gaps, Levies and Commitments

Posted on: Tuesday 24 November 2015 11:01pm

This was a lively panel discussion exploring solutions to recruitment problems, including schools, pre-Higher Education and apprenticeships. Belinda Peach (Peachy Media) introduced the session. This a really exciting time for the animation and VFX industries.  However, recruitment remains a big issue.  47% of companies in our sector are struggling to…

Manimation '15 Report - Wool: The Final Frontier

Posted on: Thursday 19 November 2015 9:54pm

Mole Hill Co-Director ‘Clangers’ (Coolabi/Factory) What a joy to see a remake of an old classic dare I say to be almost better than the original! "Less like designing a show, more like refurbishing a grade 1 listed building" Clearly made with great love and care. When Factory approached Mole…

Manimation '15 Report - Free Money? Fund and Flow

Posted on: Thursday 19 November 2015 9:48pm

Rosemary Klein  (Compact Media Group) Introduced the session and asked "Is there any such thing as free money?" Christopher Halliday  (BFI) The BFI want to make sure you get money for your animation production from the UK tax system  - yes really!  They are doing all that they can to help you to…

Manimation '15 Report - A Dictionary of Content Finance

Posted on: Thursday 19 November 2015 3:26pm

Speaker: Neil Court (9Story Media) Neil is a media entrepreneur with 28 year's experience - a serial investor setting up companies and buying into others. He is Executive Chairman of Canadian company 9 Story Media Group, which recently acquired Brown Bag Films. Neil also co-founded Nelvana Enterprises in 1987 and…

Manimation '15 Report - Opening Keynote: iPlay, You Make, We Share

Posted on: Tuesday 17 November 2015 10:00pm

Manimation 2015 opened with great excitement in the spectacular new facilities of  Home Manchester, produced in collaboration with Manchester's new Animation Festival, hosted by Andy Wyatt head of the new animation course from Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of the new Manimation Advisory Committee. Andy thanked the funders - MIDAS and…