January 6, 2018

The screening was absolutely mind-blowing. Some incredible work on show, and a really interesting discussion afterwards about animation as the perfect tool for documentary film. I was honoured to be asked to share my thoughts, and a bit about the making of Blue Light. 

January 5, 2018

A little 1 minute film made with some 11 and 12 year old boys in "Art Club". I take no responsibility for it's content.

November 17, 2017

This year as artist in residence at Downside School near Bath, I made this little film with the 1st years (age 11) during the first half of michaelmas term. Inspired by the collages of artist Peter Clarke, and as part of my mission to get as many kids involved in animation and filmmaking as possible!

November 14, 2017

I did some talking on the panel at the NAHEMI: Establishing the Filmmaker screening, at Aesthetica Film Festival. Absolutely blown away by the films at this festival. Amazing experience, and the screening was absolutely packed! 

November 13, 2017

Final character designs for the 1st and 2nd year boy's stop frame film. I love them. They are brilliant. 

November 10, 2017

The set is almost finished for the boy's stop motion film. So excited to get animating next week!

October 4, 2017

I cant watch it without cringing, but hey. 

October 2, 2017

I am running some animation workshops with 11-12 year olds, and am hoping to get them to make a short film by the end of the term. Here is some of the artwork from the first session: concept art and story boards. Great stuff. 

September 23, 2017

University for the Creative Arts - Blue Light - UCA​

The nice people at UCA asked me to do a little interview for my film Blue Light, and here it is:

Student animation exploring PTSD and the emergency services screens at festivals around the world

date: Friday 22 September 2017

A short animation exploring how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects the emergency services, created by one of our Farnham students, has been accepted into film festivals around the world.

Blue Light, by Harriet Croucher, was inspired by the recent-graduate’s father, who was retired from the London Fire Brigade with PTSD. The hand-drawn documentary film is now set to screen at a n...

November 2, 2016

Met lots of lovely people, talked about my film and didn't die of terror. I'd say it went well. Great festival.

October 31, 2016

 That is a thing of beauty. Thank you Texas!

October 30, 2016

I will be talking in front of people at Shorts on Tap next week. I get a microphone and everything. Talking in front of people is something that could go immensely wrong, so come and have a good laugh at my expense. 

August 11, 2016

Just totally and utterly chuffed.

May 1, 2016

Making friends dress up in silly costumes and get repeatedly rugby tackled to the ground. "Why didn't you do it Hattie?"...."Umm, because I had to direct."

March 26, 2016

Good news from the Sunshine State. Fruitcake has been awarded Best Visual/ Experimental Documentary, and received an honourable mention for Best Animation.  

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