Elliot Dear

Jean-François Bourrel

Founder & Executive Producer

jeff@eddy.tv

Nicolas De Rosanbo

Founder & Executive Producer

nicolas@eddy.tv

Corry Van Rhijn

Executive Producer

corry@eddy.tv

Alexandra Roussel

Executive Producer

alexandra@eddy.tv

Céline Vanlint

Creative Development
Film Production Coordinator

celine@eddy.tv

Lars Wagner

Animation EP

lars@eddy.tv

Emilie Walmsley

Animation EP

emilie@eddy.tv

Paul Le Baron

Music Video EP

paul@eddy.tv

About us

Eddy is a production company founded by Jean-François Bourrel and Nicolas de Rosanbo. Built upon the former "Chez Eddy" studio and its 13 years experience in design and production, the house develops projects of emerging artists spotted for their strong and unique visual identities. We guide our roster of talents in the writing process of short films and music videos, giving them opportunities to bring their distinctive touch to advertising campaigns. We believe that this approach allows us to produce audacious, accurate and director-driven projects.

Elliot Dear

BBC Christmas - The Supporting Act

Elliot Dear

Elliot’s Christmas fIlm for BBC One shows his ability to take a simple story and turn it into something truly magical. 

The characters were animated using stop-motion but the facial expressions were created and mapped on the puppets using CGI to bring them to life. The dance routine was choreographed first in live action and then an expert team of Blinkink animators recreated the moves one painstaking frame at a time.

This relatable story of a young girl preparing for the biggest performance of her life will have you wiping your eyes (and tapping your feet).

Make them Giants

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Elliot's innate ability to produce films that feel timeless is really evident in this rousing, emotionally charged campaign for O2, official sponsors of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Mixing beautiful hand drawn animation with subtle, cutting edge CG techniques, Elliot and his incredible team crafted something truly cinematic. Watching this, you can tell that it is a film that was made with a tremendous amount of care and love.

John Lewis - The Bear and the Hare

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A one-of-a-kind transatlantic collaboration between Elliot and Yves Geleyn, the Bear and The Hare has become one of the best loved Christmas commercials of recent years. Created by placing 2d cutouts of the characters into real sets and then animating in-camera, this groundbreaking film used techniques that hadn’t ever been tried on this scale. The results are breathtaking; Aaron Blaise’s (The Lion King, Pocahontas) character designs spring to life under Elliot’s direction. A film to warm even the coldest heart. 

FEEL FIRST LIFE

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The Official music video for Jon Hopkins' single ‘Feel First Life’ directed by Elliot Dear. The story follows a sentient seed across a post-apocalyptic world. The film uses stop-motion animation, live action puppetry, miniature sets, reverse footage and slow motion photography to create a dream-like, atmospheric piece.

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Director: Elliot Dear
Executive Producer: James Bretton
Producer: Alex Halley
Production Manager: Sandy Liddle

Storyboards: Simon Cartwright
Concept Art: Stephen McNally

DOP: Max Halstead

Animation Rigger: Dan Gill
Stop Motion Animator: Steve Warne

Lead Puppet Modeller: Elliot Dear
Senior Puppet Modeller: Magdalena Bieszczak

Art Director: Emma-Rose Dade
Model Maker: Kat Simpson
Model Maker: Adeena Grubb
Model Maker: Catherine Prowse
Model Maker: Rebecca Howell
Model Maker: Jack Charrington
Art Department Runner: Meg DuPont
Runner: Ernie Griffith

Editor: Elliot Dear

Compositor: Elliot Dear
Compositor: John Malcolm Moore
Compositor: Luke Simpson

José Cuervo - The Margarita

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Inspired by film noir and the work of Frank Miller, Elliot worked with Premise Entertainment in Florida to tell the tale of the origin of the margarita cocktail. Seamlessly blending 2d and 3d animation, Elliot created a mysterious, highly atmospheric piece that perfectly captures the mood of the story itself.

José Cuervo - The Battle for Tequila

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An incredible fusion of live action and animation, Elliot shot real actors and composited them into a painstakingly crafted, hand made model of the town of Tequila, the birthplace of Jose Cuervo. The resulting film is an epic masterclass in inventive production techniques. On the screen it looks huge. You’d never know that none of the buildings in Elliot’s Tequila were more than a foot high or that none of the actors were lucky enough to visit the town, instead filming their scenes in front of a green screen in a small, dark studio.