AWUK | Scotland

Animated Women UK now have a local group in Scotland thanks to the volunteers below. Their aim is to create a stronger sense of community for women in the VFX and Animation industries in Scotland. If you'd like to contact the Scotland team, please email

The Scottish volunteer team run lots of local events.  To find out more visit our EVENTS page to see what's going on.  Ensure you hear about upcoming events by signing up to our newsletter below.

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Sueann Rochester | Regional Working Group Chair & Scotland Representative

Sueann Rochester | Regional Working Group Chair & Scotland Representative

Driven by a love of all things animated and a need to organise things, Sueann was always destined to be an animation producer. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in Animation and moved into her first production role at Red Kite Animations. With over 20 years of experience in long form TV production Sueann has worked with clients including Cartoon Network, Disney, the BBC and DC Thomson and produced BAFTA and EMMY nominated shows ‘Dennis & Gnasher’ and ‘Ask Lara’. She also produced the BAFTA winning series The Brilliant World of Tom Gates for Sky Kids.

Sueann is Co-founder and Managing Director of Wild Child Animation. She is also on the board of Animated Women UK and Animation Scotland. As well as creating great content her goal is to nurture and develop new talent and to support the Scottish animation industry.

Adele Khawli | Volunteer

Adele Khawli | Volunteer

Adele brings an all-encompassing passion for digital creativity to her role as Head of Marketing for Axis Studios. Embarking on a career in visual arts, Adele spent seven years as a graphic designer before studying computer animation and digital art, graduating with a distinction. Adele’s creative expertise provides an impressive scope and knowledge of the visual effects and animation industries, an invaluable asset to the marketing team. Using her innovative approach to marketing, Adele ensures the groundbreaking work completed by the artists at Axis Studios never goes unnoticed.

Amy Paterson | Volunteer

Amy Paterson | Volunteer

Coming soon

Victoria Watson | Volunteer

Victoria Watson | Volunteer

Experienced Animation and Live Action Producer and Stop-motion Animation Director. Co-founder of Eyebolls and affiliated with Animation Scotland and Animated Women UK Scotland. BA Honours degree in Animation and Electronic Media from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.

Victoria has a real passion for all things creative and loves to make cool stuff. Victoria began her career in 2007, where she was thrown into the world of production, working for a variety of production and animation companies with clients across multiple platforms. In 2017 Victoria joined Rhona in running Eyebolls. The company has grown from strength to strength, working on a variety of long and short form content and installation projects.

In 2018 Victoria Co-directed the short stop-motion animated film ‘Ladder to You’ with Chris Watson, as part of the BFI’s Animation Program aired on BBC FOUR. It has screened at over 25 film festivals across the globe and winning awards such as Best Animated Short at Kinsale Shark Awards and was longlisted for BAFTA.

This year Victoria has teamed up with Writer/ Director Sacha Kyle (Curious Dreamers) to co-direct / animate the stop motion animated short ‘ Distance to The Moon' funded by Short Circuit as part of their Sharp Shorts initiative.


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