Framlingham Castle, Suffolk. 

A film for English Heritage.

Framlingham Castle sits on the edge of a small market town in Suffolk. An early Norman castle, it was built in 1148, destroyed by Henry II in the aftermath of the revolt of 1173-4 and rebuilt by the Earl of Norfolk. The castle was successfully taken by King John in 1216 after a short siege, and by the end of the 13th century it had become a luxurious home, surrounded by extensive parkland used for hunting. 

English Heritage were looking for an innovative and imaginative way of telling this story. We proposed the creation of a quirky animated film, and much to our surprise they gave us the commission. The film, which can be seen below, was animated by Belle Mellor. The soundtrack was composed by Ian Hill, with effects and sound mixing by Ben Baird of Aquarium Studios.

Framlingham