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Executive Creative Director
Sarah Cox was recently announced as Aardman’s new Executive Creative Director and will oversee the development of a new slate of Aardman intellectual properties aimed at kids and family audiences across all platforms.
Prior to joining Aardman, Sarah was the owner and Creative Director of ArthurCox, an award-winning film and animation production company, which she launched in 2002 alongside Sally Arthur. During this time, she established a close working relationship with Aardman, collaborating with the studio as a commercials and short film director. She directed the award winning film ‘The Itch of the Golden Nit’ in 2011, which was created under the ground-breaking and BAFTA-award winning Tate Movie Project, with the participation of 34,000 children across the UK. She also co-directed the road safety mini-series ‘The Peculiar Adventures of Hector,’ which won a British Animation Award, and the environmental stop-motion short film ‘Don’t Let It All Unravel,’ which won multiple awards and played at numerous festivals, including the Grand Prize at Tricky Women in Vienna 2008. Most recently, Sarah created and directed the BAFTA-nominated animation pre-school series ‘Nina Needs to Go!’ for Disney Junior, with the second season released in February 2015, and the educational BAFTA-nominated online series ‘Search It Up’ (Azoomee). Her short film ‘Heavy Pockets’ was also nominated for BAFTA’s Best Short Animation Award in 2004.
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