Image of Keighley Cinema 19 Oct

Keighley is a town with a deep heritage of creativity and is famous for the Brontë sisters, for being the location where Ridley Scott filmed the classic Hovis ‘Bike’ advert (although that seems to be contested, and was apparently filmed in Dorset), it’s the birthplace of Oscar winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, and according to an […]

Image of Manto Films' logo 19 Jun

We recently teamed up with Manto Films and really enjoyed it. Here’s why our first co-production on a last-minute project was so much fun.   The Brief No media production company worth their salt is a stranger to last-minute projects! The brief? Deliver 3D animation in less than 48 hours! Manto’s enquiry came through to Distant […]

Image of Distant Future's Bill Beaumont 12 Jun

This month we’re hoping to become an award-winning business because we’ve been shortlisted for this month’s Keighley & Airedale Business Awards, in the brand new category of ‘Media Business of the Year’. The nomination is particularly pleasing because the new category is something our Managing Director, Bill Beaumont [pictured], campaigned for at this year’s ceremony. […]

Image of an orange-tinted eye lens 28 Jun

Working in computer animation, It’s hard to know exactly how many hours we spend in front of the screens on our desks, but with the occasional evening or weekend shift, it easily gets into thousands of hours every year.  Scrutinising detail in product animations, finessing timing on motion graphics projects, we spend an inordinate amount […]

Image of a series of grey doors featuring one yellow one 05 Dec

I got an email today from someone asking if university was the only route into the animation industry.  We get these every now and then and reply whenever we can, usually with the same advice. As the deadline for applying for university courses is coming up, I thought I’d repackage the email and post it […]

Image of lettering saying Top Secret 04 Aug

This is going to be quite a short post, mostly because we can’t tell you about anything we’ve done under our white label animation service. What I can tell you is that we’ve delivered white labelled animation and motion graphics work that’s ended up in the hands of some huge, huge names that I can’t […]