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Sony PlayStation's Little Big Planet 3 brings award success for Carbon Digital

MANCHESTER UK, MAY 5TH: Leading MediaCity-based Video FX and Animation Specialist Carbon Digital has picked up the award for Graphics & Animation at the prestigious Prolific North Awards 2015.

Carbon Digital was listed as one of eight finalists earlier this year, going up against 3Sixtymedia, deltatre, Edit 19, Fettle Animation, Flipbook, mediafour and RealtimeUK in the category.

The work that Carbon Digital undertook for Sony PlayStation’s Little Big Planet 3 – an award-winner itself – helped the MediaCity company scoop the prize on the night. Judge Rob McLoughlin OBE, an award-winning TV presenter and producer, and founder of Carm Productions, described the company as a “very worthy winner”.

Carbon Digital landed the Little Big Planet 3 contract late last year and worked closely with the game’s development team Sumo to create the intro sequence.

“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have picked up this award, particularly given the calibre and standing of the other finalists in the category; we have huge respect for all of them,” said Carbon Digital’s Business Development Director Ian Richardson.

“2014 was a great year for Carbon Digital, with us launching the games division and then landing the Little Big Planet 3 contract. But this year is shaping up to be even better – we were named a Future Leader by Creative England in January, and now we’ve added to that with the Graphics & Animation Award from Prolific North. It’s a fantastic endorsement of the brilliant work carried out by Paul and Sue McHugh and the rest of the Carbon Digital team.”

Carbon Digital is an award-winning Visual Effects agency delivering world class content for game trailers, television commercials and broadcast. Clients include Unilever, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Mind Candy, Formula 1, Rkcr/y&r, DKLWLowe, BBH, British Cycling, Barclays, BBC and ITV. Based in Media City, Manchester, Carbon Digital has been established since 1998 and was recently named as a Future Leader by Creative England.

For further information contact Sue.McHugh@carbondigital.co.uk. Tel: 0161 686 5740

For media enquiries, contact Lisa.Carter@mimrammedia.com. Tel: 07970 164201.

VFX specialist Carbon Digital named in Creative England’s Future Leaders top 10

MANCHESTER, UK, JANUARY 20TH 2015: Carbon Digital has been named as one of just ten Future Leaders in a new report published by Creative England.
 
The latest accolade for the MediaCity Visual Effects agency comes as Creative England also announces the Creative England 50 (the CE50), which highlights innovative and creative individuals and companies across England that are pushing boundaries in their sector. 
 
The list covers companies working across the film, TV, games and digital media sectors and a panel of judges was then asked to choose their 10 Future Leaders. The judges highlighted the ten companies who have demonstrated innovation, strong growth promise and “the potential to disrupt their sector with true innovation”. The judging panel comprised Nicola Mendelsohn (Facebook), Saul Klein (Index Ventures), Rory Cellan-Jones (BBC), Rebecca Burn-Callander (Telegraph) and Stuart Rock from the ‘Business is Great’ Government campaign.
 
“We are delighted to have been chosen as a Future Leader within the Creative England 50,” said Carbon Digital’s Business Development Director Ian Richardson.
 
“Making the CE50 list itself is a fantastic endorsement of our creative achievements here at Carbon Digital over the past year; being highlighted as a Future Leader is further testament to the incredible work the team has done.”
 
Carbon Digital’s Managing Director and Co-Founder Sue McHugh added: “Now is a fantastic moment for us to acknowledge and celebrate the support we have received from Creative England. Their backing has had a direct impact on Carbon Digital by allowing us to launch a dedicated VFX driven Games Trailer division in January 2014. This new initiative drove a year-on-year increase of 54 per cent in our turnover for our financial year to October 2014, with turnover forecast to more than double in the current financial year.”
 
Creative England is dedicated to the growth of creative businesses. In the past three years it has invested over £14 million in the film, TV, games and digital media industries. It has helped to create 49 new digital creative businesses and provided support to 500 more.

Carbon Digital is an award-winning Visual Effects agency delivering world class content for game trailers, television commercials and broadcast. Clients include Unilever, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Mind Candy, Formula 1, Rkcr/y&r, DKLWLowe, BBH, British Cycling, Barclays, BBC and ITV.

Based in Media City, Manchester, Carbon Digital has been established since 1998. For further information contact Sue.McHugh@carbondigital.co.uk. Tel: 0161 686 5740

For media enquiries, contact Lisa.Carter@mimrammedia.com. Tel: 07970 164201