Astley Baker is the London based animation studio of Mark
Baker and Neville Astley.
two animation filmmakers have been collaborating since 1994,
on commercials, title sequences and short films, including
Jolly Roger and the BBC television series The Big Knights
(Award for Best Television Series, Annecy 2001).
Baker's short films, The Hill Farm, The Village and Jolly
Roger have all been OscarŽ nominated and have won major awards
around the world, including a BAFTAŽ award and the Annecy
Grand Prix (for The Hill Farm).
Astley enjoys a similar standing in the world of commercials,
having been responsible for Smarties, Budweiser and Nike ads
among others. His short film Trainspotter, co-directed with
Jeff Newitt, was nominated for a BAFTAŽ and won the Edinburgh
Festival's McLaren Award.