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Claire Powell wins Best Short Animated Film 2015

August 2015

Huge congratulations to illustrator Claire Powell, who won Best Short Film at the British Animation Film Festival 2015.

The Scapegoat was a project Claire started in 2011 which she describes as ‘a labour of love’. Based on a true story of one of the greatest criminal cases in Victorian history, The Scapegoat is a sinister and mysterious tale full of conspiracies and prejudice.

The Scapegoat was among 26 other films screened at The Roxy in London on July 19th. During the screenings the awards for best animation, best music and best short film are decided on by a mixture of audience and jury votes.

Claire says ‘It feels fantastic to have my hard work recognised by an animation jury, fellow film makers and members of the public. When you work on a project for so long it is nerve wrecking to hand it over to others for judgement. To be judged so kindly is a heart warming feeling that makes dedicating 4 years of my life to tell someone else's story all the more worthwhile’

You can watch the trailer here  or find out more about Claire’s work here

Claire Powell joins the Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency!

February 2015

The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency is delighted to welcome illustrator and writer, Claire Powell, to the agency!

Claire spent several years as a design director in the world of channel rebranding working for clients such as Nickelodeon, BBC Three, CBBC and BBC One.

Welcome to the agency, Claire!

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