Animated Women UK | South West

Animated Women UK now have a local group in the South West thanks to the volunteers below.

Launched in April 2018, their aim is to create a stronger sense of community for women in the Animation and VFX industries in the South East.

South West Volunteers

Katherine McQueen | South West Representative

Katherine is the Senior Producer & COO of A Productions Ltd in Bristol. With 17 years  in the animation industry, she has extensive experience of working across a wide slate of productions, ranging from In-house short form and long form series, international Co-productions, commercials and corporate work. Her role encompasses development of new IP, Series production & business development as well as series consultancy for external companies and broadcasters. Basing her career solely in the South West and being part of the dynamic and ever increasing Bristol animation hub, Katherine has worked to encourage and develop female talent through her involvement with student mentoring across different colleges and universities and involvement with AWUK in the south west.

Laura Ratta

Laura Ratta | Volunteer

Laura is an Animation Director and Filmmaker with over 10 years of professional practice.  She graduated at the University of the West of England with a short film that was later selected for a number of festivals - including Annecy - and went on to win several awards. Since then, she has been working as a Freelancer for a number of creative agencies based in the UK.

Most of her work has been on commercial animations for clients such as Ella’s Kitchen, Persil and Revlon as well as on charity projects for Barnardo’s and Greenpeace.  Laura also won a pitch to develop and create a short animated film for TFOU, the leading French media brand and TV Channel for children.  Laura is extremely passionate about film and storytelling and always keen to experiment with different techniques. She is also open to finding unique and diverse ways of bringing voices to life through Stop Motion, Cut Out and even experimental filming.

A strong feminist advocate, she is eager to create a solid and supportive women’s network hub in the South West.

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