Testimonials

“Ashley designed and animated the title sequence for our horror anthology Tales of Halloween. It was a fantastic experience working with Ashley. He brought such creativity and passion to the project despite the logistical difficulties involved.  He has such a great eye for the macabre, not to mention an amazing visual dynamic that gave real life to the sequence and helped elevate the entire movie way beyond it’s low-budget roots. He’s a talent to watch!” – Neil Marshall, Director (The Descent, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Westworld)

“Ashley’s extraordinary work stopped me in my tracks. He has a style unlike anyone else; haunting, visceral and totally compelling. You can’t take your eyes off his gorgeous animation.” – Reece Shearsmith, Writer (League of Gentlemen, Psychoville, Inside No.9)

“Ashley was a joy to work with. Beyond competently rendering every sequence that we needed as per the brief, he also found new imaginative ways of expressing our ideas visually. Efficient. Time conscious. Can’t recommend him enough!” – Adam Thompson, Contract Manager Ground Control Limited

“We had the pleasure in inviting journalist, animator and filmmaker Ashley Thorpe to Cinemagic in 2013. Ashley led a Writing on Horror workshop for 60 young aspiring film journalists during our Belfast festival. I have no hesitation in recommending Ashley to peer education organisations in relation to hosting film events. His preparation is exemplary; he’s well prepared, well researched and has a strong delivery – especially in our case to the youth audience. Ashley took time to talk to each participant, involving the whole group on a one-on-one level which is extremely important to teachers, educators and tutors when booking practical classes/workshops with us. We look forward to welcoming Ashley back to Cinemagic in the future” – Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer

“Ashley is an excellent colleague; I really enjoy working with him. He is receptive and responsive, intelligent, diligent and above all committed to the young people he is working with gaining from whatever project they are working with him on. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to you.” – Anna Aroussi, Learning Manager for Visual Art & Digital Media, Exeter Phoenix

“Ashley has designed and run some excellent animation workshops for Animated Exeter over the last few years for young people from 7 – 18 years. His storytelling skills and experience with film production bring a professional aspect to his teaching. He has a natural flair that keeps youngsters engaged from start to finish.” – Susannah Shaw, Director Animated Exeter

“Ashley Thorpe is not only a wonderful storyteller he is also an amazing painter and animator. His words, brushstrokes and motion graphics are drenched in the hidden mysteries and mythologies of England, his work is always fascinating and a treasure to behold. Ashley is a generous and vital artist, we’re lucky to have him.” – Glenn McQuaid, Director (I Sell the Dead, VHS, Tales From Beyond the Pale)

“Ashley Thorpe produced what many are describing as the greatest title sequence seen on a British film in the last decade. He is a gifted animator but far more importantly, is a cineaste, an aesthete and an artist. I know that he is without question, my first choice of animator.” – Austin Vince, Adventure Motorcyclist (Mondo Sahara)