Their joint ownership of the company contributes to their nimbleness when it comes to decision-making, something they both relish. Isabella Parish contrasts it with running a US-owned operation where the upside is the support you offered, but the considerable downside is decision-making by committee, and the possibility that you will be overruled.
Barney Richard sums up the contrast: "having control over decision-making is quick and nimble. And we are connected. We are aligned. So that's much more efficient. And because we really enjoy the same kind of creativity, it makes it a really great combination. Isabella's experience in production is amazing... she can get a cow on the tube! A cow!"
Akama is a name adopted by French director Alexandre Ada who has a love of both science and digital art. He experimented with music videos, game trailers and shorts before focusing on directing TVCs.
CRCR is a French collective whose members met at Gobelins, one the most famous animation schools in Paris. From their first films as a collective and as interns at WIZZ, CRCR have garnered international attention for their approach 2D animation and storytelling.
3. Emmanuelle Walker
Animation director and illustrator Emmanuelle Walker studied 2D animation at the CVM in Montreal, and specialises in 2D and 3D film direction. She has been working in 2D animation, motion design, visual development and direction since 2004.
4. Ewan Jones Morris
Ewan Jones Morris takes a multidisciplinary approach to filmmaking, often combing live action, collage, stop motion and CGI all within one project.
5. Greg Barth
Greg Barth is an award winning director and artist, passionate about creating surreal narratives and oddball comedy weaved together with bold visuals.
Pleix is a virtual community of digital artists based in Paris.
Since forming in 2001,they have established themselves not only as video directors of the highest order, but also as world-class graphic artists.
Polynoid are revered globally as unique makers of visceral CG films. They stated their creative intentions with their groundbreaking short film ‘Loom’, which has since been hailed as a seminal moment in CG film making.
Scholar is the brainchild of award-winning visionary directors/partners William Campbell and Will Johnson, and is a full-service studio with offices in Los Angeles and New York, fuelled by a diverse array of award-winning creators.
9. Sun Creature
Sun Creature is a project-driven international team of artists, directors & producers, dedicated to deliver high quality content from concept to final piece.
10. Victor Haegelin
Victor Haegelin discovered cinema, and animation in particular, during his studies at FAMU Prague cinema school. Inspired by Eastern European Masters of animation like Jan Svankmajer or Jiri Trnka, Victor decided to teach himself stop motion.
WIZZ is the animation studio of the multimedia production group, QUAD, based in Paris. They love 2D, 3D, stop motion, and mixed media, and developing new worlds and stories with our directors that might involve all of the above.
You can contact Barney Richard on 07557 092029 (email@example.com) or Isabella Parish on 07740 866294 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to congratulate them on their new venture and to enquire about the availability of their directors.