Learn more about the people behind the work!
Founder and Head of Animation
After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009, Owen’s degree film “Welcome To Twister” was nominated for a number of awards including a Scottish New Talent Bafta and the prestigious McLaren Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Early in his career Owen worked as an animation assistant on Iain Gardner’s Oscar shortlisted “The Tannery” and has since worked on numerous projects as a freelance animator and VFX artist for clients such as Sky, Warner Brothers, Uber and the BBC. He also spent time working as a production designer and vfx artist on various live action independent short films including Scottish New Talent Bafta winning “Entwined”.
He now runs The 2D Workshop, a 2D animation, VFX and music production company based in Edinburgh. The 2D Workshop’s first short, Toonocalypse, directed by Owen, has screened at festivals all over the world and since going online has been viewed over 50,000 times across Vimeo and Youtube.
Head of Music and Sound
Callum Barton is a composer, screenwriter & jazz pianist based in Edinburgh. After studying classical piano & composition at Edinburgh Napier University, Callum went on to gain an MSc in Film Composition from Edinburgh University.
Shortly after graduating, Callum was invited to intern with noted Marvel animation composer Guy Michelmore.
In 2013, Callum scored Scott Harris’ debut feature film “Being Ginger” which is currently available on Netflix. He has scored short films for 2015 Cannes Palme d’Or nominee Dan Hodgson and 2016 Scottish BAFTA winner Duncan Cowles.
In 2012 Callum became Head of Music & Sound at The 2D Workshop. In 2015 the company released its first original short, Toonocalypse, which was co-written by Callum and the film’s director and company manager, Owen Rixon. The film has received very positive feedback for its writing and its visuals and, since going online, has received over 50k views across a variety of platforms.
From the onset, there were very high expectations surrounding this project. It was the first time we took on an assignment of this scope, and despite a tight budget and some tricky parameters, we came up with a final animation that was both dazzling and original. Find out more about this or any of our other projects by contacting us today.