Nominated for 2019 BAFTA Title Design Craft Award for Netflix film, Take Your Pills

 Winners of the 2019 Broadcast Tech Award, Best Title Sequence for Netflix film, Take Your Pills

Nominated for 2019 Excellence in Title Design Film Award at SXSW Film Festival for Netflix film, Take Your Pills

Winners of the 2017 RTS North West award for our VFX on three part series Tina and Bobby

Winners of the 2016 Excellence in Title Design Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival for film, We Are X

We design beautiful moving graphics, animation and visual effects that breathe life into abstract ideas for filmmakers, and clarify complex concepts for their audiences. We believe in design with context and have a passion for cinematic storytelling. We work regularly with projects based in London, LA and NYC, and can adapt our resources on a per project basis.

Over recent years we’ve designed titles and in film motion sequences for eighteen Sundance films, five Academy Award shortlisted features, and BAFTA, Emmy, RTS and Grierson award winners. We’ve also worked with key UK and US broadcasters, including Netflix, Amazon, HBO, PBS, ESPN, A&E, BBC, Channel Four, Sky, ITV and Film 4.

Design Services

Title design, presentation/end credits and in film motion design sequences

Visual Effects Services

Design led visual effects (American Animals, Assassin’s Creed, Man From U.N.C.L.E.), on set supervision (Jonathan Creek, BBC), blue/green screen (Cradle to Grave; BBC, In the Night Garden; BBC), CG integration (Professor Branestawm; BBC, Tina and Bobby; ITV), cleanups and replacements (The Miniaturist; BBC, Midwinter of the Spirit; ITV, Cilla; ITV), set extensions (Professor Branestawm; BBC), crowd replications (Tina and Bobby; ITV)

Blue Spill currently runs Flame and the Adobe Creative Suite, and is overseen by Allison and Anthony Brownmoore. They met at work on back to back Flames, Anthony was ripping his apart with a screwdriver and Allison was neatly aligning her nodes…

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Allison

Allison is a BAFTA nominated Design Director, with over seventeen years experience in motion design. Working for both UK and US clients on award winning films, she develops and delivers for a range of filmic needs -from title sequences to end cards (and everything in between), to developing the look of the film. She loves creative problem solving and is exceptionally well versed with tight deadlines. For further details on her film experience, please take a look at Allison’s IMDb profile.

In 2019 she was nominated for a BAFTA for Title Design, the SXSW Excellence in Title Design Film Award and was a judge for the D&AD Awards in the VFX category. She also won the Broadcast Tech Award for Best Title Sequence. In 2018 she was a judge in the film category of the innagural Motionographer Awards. In 2017 she was listed as Art of The Title’s top ten Women in Title Design, was a panelist for Women in VFX event at The Mill, and was also a participant in Animated Women’s Achieve Programme. In 2016 she won the SXSW Excellence in Title Design Audience Award, was a juror for the Titles and Graphic Identity BAFTA Craft Awards and was a Mentor for The Dots VFX/Animation Masterclass. In 2015 she was a panelist for DOC NYC Masterclass in Design and Animation, in 2014 she was selected to participate in Women in Film & TV’s Mentorship Scheme, and in 2011 she was nominated for Outstanding Graphic Design and Animation at the Cinema Eye Honor Awards.

She has a Masters in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London and a BA Communications, Theatre & Media from Charles Sturt University, Australia. She has also undertaken artist residencies in Canada, with St Norberts Art Centre and China, with Platform China’s International Artist Residency program.

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Anthony

Anthony is a Flame artist with over fifteen years experience in visual effects and post production, with several years freelancing in leading London post houses. Prior to his film work with Blue Spill, he has worked on many high profile campaigns with major national clients, including British Gas, The Times, Argos and Carlsberg. Anthony works at lightning speed, has an in-depth knowledge of technical processes, and can pull keys that would make George Lucas blush.

In 2017 he won the SXSW Excellence in Title Design Audience Award, and in 2015 he was a panelist for DOC NYC Masterclass in Design and Animation. In 2013 he was a key speaker for Autodesk at NAB, having also worked with Autodesk in designing and creating material for their Flame tutorials. And in 2011 he was recognised for his significant contribution to the award winning Sunday Times Rich List campaign, picking up three British Arrow awards as Director.

Joejoe

Joe has several years experience as a Motion Designer, specialising in art direction, co-hesive film design, motion design and animation. Over the years he’s focussed his talents on designing for theatrical feature documentaries and after freelancing with Blue Spill on a number of films, took up permanent residence. He has a BA Design and Art Direction from Manchester School of Art.

Perry

Perry Profile PicWe spotted Perry through his outstanding graduate work, completed for his dissertation at Brunel University London, BSc in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics. Specialising in both 3D and 2D motion design, Perry has a keen eye for cinematic design and excellent attention to detail.

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Richard

Richard graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2015 with a BA in Media production where he focused on administration and co-ordination. Richard’s addition to the team has been invaluable, as an expert Shotgun wrangler, he’s an organisational master with a passion for all things film!

Marlen

Marlen Tallett headshotMarlen has over 14 years of experience in the TV & Film industry with the majority spent running the longest standing freelancer agency in London. Incredibly efficient and enthusiastic at all she lends her hand to, she joined the Blue Spill team in 2018 and works tirelessly in overseeing our projects financially, liaising with clients and keeping us on our toes!

 

Client Quote

“The opening credits just blow my mind; the designers, Blue Spill are so good. The band had that slogan in the early days: ‘psychedelic violent crimes’… What does that even really mean? I just said do that, whatever that is, make me an opening sequence that’s psychedelic and violent and insane. We’ve worked together with Blue Spill on the last four of my movies, and we have great rapport, so I’ve had to tell them less and less and then they end up giving me more and more. The communication is almost psychic at this point, and I think they like working with me because I don’t give a lot of direction, just some imagery and some ideas and they’re free to do whatever they want, and it always gets better and better. We won an award for the titles at SXSW for Excellence in Design, and that made me very happy.”

Director, Stephen Kijak