Magazine article Screen International

Ex-Aardman Exec Opens Digital Studio

Magazine article Screen International

Ex-Aardman Exec Opens Digital Studio

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Former Aardman Animations TV boss Miles Bullough has launched digital studio Wildseed Studios with a fund of $785,000 (£500,000) to invest in multiplatform ideas.

Bullough, who left the Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep producer after nearly a decade in July 2012, has teamed with Jesse Cleverly, a former head of coproduction and acquisition at BBC Children's to set up the company.

Wildseed Studios is designed to fund projects from content creators which span TV, the web, apps and comic books and will make up to 50 investments of up to $16,000 (£10,000) over the next three years to help creatives get ideas commissioned and distributed.

It is focusing on character comedy, animated sitcoms, genre fiction and series for kids aged 6-11.

The company has already invested in two projects including an animated series based on comic book writer Ralph Kidson, who created The Amazing Captain Dolphin, and a sci-fi horror web series from Drew Casson, who created zombie short film H1N1. …

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