Director Biog

Alasdair + Jock met at Edinburgh College of Art. Alasdair plumped for animation whilst Jock went down a sculptural route. Both went on to develop successful careers in their chosen pursuits and tested the water collaboratively for the first time in 2008 with ‘Throw Me to the Rats’ - a music video featuring paper puppets for the Canadian band Tom Fun Orchestra. This video went onto achieve ‘Video of the Year’ at the subsequent East Coast Music Awards (Canada’s version of The Brits), and marked the start of successful string of other award winning collaborations.
‘Bottom of the River’ – also for the Tom Fun Orchestra – has proved an immense international film festival favourite and award winner, while live action music promo ‘I go, I go, I go’ (for Liverpool’s Wave Machines) was name-checked as “cool” by none other than premium taste maker Kanye West.
‘Bubblegum’ – the duo’s music promo (for Clinic) – was included in L Magazine’s “Top 10 best ever animated music videos”, seeing Alasdair and Jock’s work sit in pride of place at #4, jostling next to big budget projects for the likes of Bjork, Radiohead and Gorillaz.


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IMO_Shipshape_still IMO Shipshape

IMO Shipshape

A film to raise awareness to the IMO’s role in protecting the world’s ocean environment.

Directors: Alasdair + Jock
Animation: Stuart Doig, Alasdair Brotherston, Layla Atkinson, Lesley Dart
Illustration: Jock Mooney
Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston
Composer: Daniel Pemberton
Sound Design and Mix: Marty O’Brian @ Fonic
Whistling: Jock Mooney
Voice Over: Joanna Scanlan
Producer: Richard Barnacles
Commissioner: Karine Langlois and Lee Adamson
Client International Maritime Agency (

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NEW_LOOK_06 New Look

New Look

This film for New Look is all about the their ‘Product Handwriting’ and their approach to their work.

Directors: Alasdair + Jock
Producer: Richard Barnett
Animators: Layla Atkinson, Andy Hague, Alasdair Brotherston
Illustration: Jock Mooney
Music: Ivan Arnold
Sound + Mix: Marty @ Fonic
Concept: Trunk

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Ghost_Stories_01 Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’

Direction- Alasdair + Jock
Production Company Trunk Animation
Album artwork- Mila Fürstová
Artist- Coldplay
2D animation- Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits, Zoe Matzko, Jeroen Jaspaert, Aaron Lampert, Valentina Delmiglio
3D animation- Layla Atkinson
Artworking- John Harmer, Valentina Delmiglio, Jock Mooney
Time lapse- Mo Hague
Compositing- Chris Sayer, Alasdair Brotherston
Line Producer- Pedro Lino
Producer- Richard Barnett
Label Parlophone
Commissioner- Sam Seager/Parlophone
Data Upload- Chillibean

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Gelato Go Home! (Directors Cut) Gelato Go Home! (Directors Cut)

Gelato Go Home! (Directors Cut)

Director: Alasdair + Jock
Illustration: Jock Mooney
Compositor Alasdair Brotherston
3D Animation: Luca Paulli
2D Animation: Francisco Puerto Esteban, Layla Atkinson
Composer: James Orman
Sound Design & Mix: Barnaby Templer @ Fonic
Producer: Richard Barnett
Production Company: Trunk
Trunk animation in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4

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Land Rover: ’1 Million Fans’ Land Rover: ’1 Million Fans’

Land Rover: ’1 Million Fans’

Directors: Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney
Producer: Richard Barnett
3D Animators: Mark Lindner and Luca Paulli
Pixilation: Steven Edge
Design: Jock Mooney
Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston
Sound Design: Barnaby Templer@Fonic
Composer: Ivan Arnold
Pixilation shot at Clapham Road Studio
DOP: Matt Day
Camera Assistant: Toby Goodyear
Time lapse Photography: Andy Hague
US Photography: Gary Griffiths
US Gaffer: Marc Mayer
US Grip: Jonathan Robinson
Texture Artist: Francesco Puerto Esteban
Production Company: Trunk Animation
Client: Land Rover USA
Agency: Wunderman NY
ACD Copywriter: Carrie Ingoglia
Senior Art Director: Saunak Shah
Senior Art Director: John McGill
Content Producer: Katie Camosy
Social Media Associate Account Director: Liz Dennebaum
Social Media Account Supervisor: Isabella Josefsberg
Social Media Strategist: Veronica Carvallo

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Earthworm_Heart_website_thumb Earthworm Heart

Earthworm Heart

Directed by Alasdair Brotherston
Art Direction by Jock Mooney
Produced by Richard Barnett @ Trunk
Animation – Layla Atkinson, Alasdair Brotherston, Sam Cundall, Sasha Dale, Fran Puerto Esteban, Andy Hague, Aaron Lampert, Martin Oliver
Compositing – Alasdair Brotherston

Music – Tom Fun Orchestra
Record Company – Company House Records
Sound Editor – Chris Swaine @ Fonic
Audio Post Production – Barnaby Templer & Jake Roberts @ Fonic

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Meanwhile #1 Meanwhile #1

Meanwhile #1

Alasdair and Jock have been working on these lovely, TINY little films featuring an accident-prone ghost.

They’re perfectly crafted little amuse bouches (can you tell we’re all obsessed with Masterchef?).

We’ll be posting more sporadically throughout the year.

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