Dr Nigel Smith

When a slipped disc forced me to retire as an NHS consultant, I took up creative writing and became interested in visual storytelling. I became a largely self-taught animator and was delighted when my portfolio enabled me to study an MA in Animation.

I enjoy working in a team making craft stop motion films, and I like to draw on my experience as a teaching hospital consultant to work creatively with people with conditions such as stroke and dementia.

I created a pop-up animation studio for use at festivals, and I'm interested in running animation workshops using video conferencing software

to enable older people to make animations at home.

Near Miss

90 second animation about human factors in healthcare

Befriend pitch video

Two and a half minute video pitch for our next production: Befriend, an animation featuring the voices of stroke survivors