Celebrating Star Wars

In July this year Brian, along with key members of Neal Scanlan’s CFX crew, was invited to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe at London’s Excel Centre. This annual event is a global gathering point for all things Star Wars and Brian was thrilled to be part of the Creatures and Droids of the Force Awakens panel hosted by Star Wars …

That’s how he rolls…

  In June of 2014 Brian began filming on Star Wars The Force Awakens, having spent almost 12 months as puppeteer consultant for the film.  In a recent interview with Star Wars.com it was revealed that Brian performed the role of the newest droid in the Star wars saga BB-8. This complicated puppet was a combination of animatronics, rod puppetry, …

All about the monkey!

Brian is currently working with Millennium Studios performing an animatronic gorilla for the new Spanish movie Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island. A sequel to 2013’s Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, this adventure sees the mischivious twins encounter magical creatures on an enchanted island. Based on the highly popular Spanish comic books, the movie is directed once …

If you go down to the woods today…

3 Mobile’s Jackson is back and this time he’s going camping! Shot entirely on location in Prague, this short film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (The Thing 2011), took Jackson into the forest and an entirely new genre:  Horror. Brian once again joined Andy Heath and Dave Chapman to bring the ambitious ‘Blair Witch’ script to life, employing methods that …

3… Is the magic number!

In April 2015 Brian was part of the three man team who brought 3 Mobie’s new ‘spokes person’ Jackson to life.  Working with Andy Heath and Dave Chapman, Brian travelled to South Africa where they shot five commercials in 10 days! During his  adventures Jackson was suspended over a cliff on the bonnet of a car, met a live boa …

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

In July 2013 Brian was asked to be part of the core creature effects department for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Working as Puppeteer Consultant, Brian helped develop and perform creatures and droids from design to screen. He was also involved in casting many of the alien creature roles in the movie. Produced by Lucasfilm, Bad Robot and The Walt …

Spitting for the NHS

Saturday 28th of March sees Hackney Empire play host to NHS in Stitches.  A comedy show to raise awareness of the cuts and changes being made to the NHS.  Among a host of comedy stars appearing it will also feature the first official appearance of ‘Spitting Image’ for over 15 years. Brian, along with puppeteers Simon Buckley, Olly Taylor and …

Smart Fingers!

Brian recently shot several commercials for Motors.co.uk to advertise their new website. Brian worked with Production company Virtual TV Dept to bring the clever little finger to the screen  The campaign will be running throughout 2015 and you can see the first add HERE.

It's time to meet The Muppets… Again!

Brian recently joined over fifty other puppeteers on The Walt Disney Company’s newest production: The Muppets… Again. The sequel to 2011 highly successful ‘The Muppets’ sees Kermit and friends on a European tour and falling foul of Kermit’s evil doppelgänger Constantine. As well as all of the Muppet favourites, the cast also features Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ray Liotta and Tom Hiddleston to …

Galactic Battles… In Cardiff!

Brian is currently shooting on the new series of CBBC’s hit show ‘Wizards Vs Aliens’.  The show, now in it’s second series, was created by Dr Who guru Russell T Davies and follows the adventures of Tom Clarke and his best friend Benny as they defend the Earth from magic eating-aliens The Nekcross. Brian is playing a recurring character in …