Alex Mallinson CG artist and animator

Operator wins the 2016 short film BAFTA!


Massive congratulations to Caroline Bartleet and Rebecca Morgan for the well-earned BAFTA win! Operator is a short film telling the story of one 999 operator over the course of a single call as she guides an unseen caller through a terrifying ordeal. It stars Kate Dickie (Prometheus, Game of Thrones) and Vicky McClure (This is England, Broadchurch)

Alexbam provided interactive graphics for each operator work station on set, simulating switchboard, London maps and incident logs and providing the hero workstation with lots of functionality. Operator's brilliant production team, working with the London Fire Brigade, kindly organised access to their operations centre which helped us research and create the most authentic possible effect.

So proud to have been involved! 


Rubbish animation!

These animations are rubbish, and I'm really proud of them! Two short films give an insight into the workings of a recycling centre in Cambridgeshire. I worked with Mugshot Media to create and animate an army of 3D characters who would be collected, sorted, crushed and reborn to help residents understand what goes on after the contents of their bin have been carted off.


Dinosaurs and Warhammer

I'm back from Stuttgart and the wonderful 22nd Internationales Trickfilm Festival. Dinosaurs: Terrible Lizards had its premiere in front of an audience of adults and children and both seemed to get a real kick out of it. Thanks to Charlotte, Daniela and the whole team for making it a memorable time.

I also saw some truly breathtaking animation work from all over the world but for me the standout films were Balloona Laguna by Matisse Gonzales, Whole by William Reynish, Leegte by Jef Staut and Pekk by the Estonian quartet of Heili Lõhmus, Paula Mauer, Morten Tšinakov and August Varustin. Watch out for those films in festivals or online.


Just last month Sega unveiled the impressive trailer for Total War: Warhammer directed by the great guys at Maverick. While the awesome 3D work is thanks to Polish studio Platige, I did some finessing for the end sequence and added 3D sweeteners to the scene of the sorceror's hands being possessed by the book. It was great to work on such a huge piece. Watch it here and turn it up loud. 

And that's all the weather.


Dinosaurs released!

I created this animation in 2014 from an idea by Joel Veitch and David Shute at and it's now available to view!

Dinosaurs: Terrible Lizards re-imagines these prehistoric giants as simple, plodding souls - rather than the high-velocity terrors of Hollywood.

The short film has been accepted into the 22nd Internationales Trickfilm-Festival in Stuttgart, the 2015 Reel Shorts Film Festival in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada and the 2015 Seoul International Cartoon Festival!


A decade of polygons and pixels

To celebrate 10 years of freelancing I'm becoming a limited company and will be revamping this website. I'm going to be posting regular news articles, updates and links so come back and visit soon! Lots of brilliant stuff in development, some coming sooner than others. Here we go!