Arthur Cox

ArthurCox is a Bristol based animation company that was born in 2001 when Sarah Cox met Sally Arthur and they set up a studio in a Clerkenwell cupboard. It was here that they produced the Bafta nominated Heavy Pockets, and the award winning AIR scheme film ‘Perfect’, as well as many commercials for the French TV market.
After the move to Bristol in 2004 they were joined by directors Matthew Walker, Felix Massie and Emma Lazenby and they continue to produce award winning films; ‘John and Karen’, ‘Don’t Let It All Unravel’ and ‘A-Z’.

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Sarah Cox studied Animation at the Royal College of Art graduating in 1992. She has since worked as a director of short films and commercials. This includes most notably REEL TO REEL in 1997 (Winner, Best film under 10 mins British Animation Awards) and PLAIN PLEASURES commissioned by Channel 4 and completed in 2001, winner of a Silver Dove at Leipzig.


PLAIN PLEASURES 2001

Her latest film is a 6 minute commission from S4C: HEAVY POCKETS which was nominated for the Short Film BAFTA 2005 and has been screened in festivals worldwide including RUSHES, Onedotzero, Message to Man, MIAF, LIAF, Tricky Women, Clermont Ferrand and Morbegno.


HEAVY POCKETS 2004

She joined Picasso PIctures in 1994 and her directing credits include campaigns for Boots No7 and Avaya Communications as well as individual commercials for Sanatogen, Benadryl and Virgin Megastores. A year was spent as Head of 2D Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia (1999 - 2000). Further teaching followed at the National Film and TV School UK (2001 - 2003) Exeter University, Bristol University and Newport. She is external examiner for London Met Animation MA and the National School of Film and Television Animation Direction course. Sarah left Picasso Pictures to set up Arthur Cox with Sally Arthur in 2002. Using a combination of live action and animation they have directed sequences for Channel 4 TV special WILDE STORIES as well as commercials for Coca Cola, Dasani mineral water, Nestea, Kelloggs Wheats and All-Bran. She directed Don't let it all Unravel a short knitted film about global warming for S.O.S./Live Earth 07 which was produced through Aardman.



John and Karen produced by Sarah Cox and directed by Matthew Walker has won several awards including Best Animation for Adults at Annecy 2007. She is currently producing the animation for a BBC Children's Newsround Special. Sarah is currently directing a short film Take Time - a short film about Bristol using archive footage, as well as developing ArthurCox's series Where's my Dinner? - a 52x7 adventure show with co-director Sally Arthur.(via)

Dear Nelson (2001)
3 Ways to Go (1997)


"A TIME AND A TIME" (2008) Sarah Cox


Sally Arthur

Since 2002 Sally has co-directed commercials, graphic sequences, idents and short films at Arthur Cox – a company she started with Sarah Cox – starting with Wilde Stories in 2002 and including ads for Oscillo, Dasani, Nestea, All bran and more – first in Clerkenwell Workshops and now in Bristol.


"Dear dairy" 2000

Arthur Cox are currently developing a series for children called Where’s my Dinner? and recently produced 3 short films.


"Perfect" 2004

Sally directed Perfect (fragmento 1) (fragmento 2) in 2004 – produced by Blackwatch for MESH / Channel 4 – about a suburban 70’ couple and their deteriorating possessions. It has been screened in many festivals including ANIMAC, Tricky Women, LIAF, MIAF, Anima Mundi, Animated Encounters, RESFEST. (via)


"A-Z" 2007 Sally Arthur
Fragmento de A-Z
Fragmento de A-Z en la bobina de los nominados al BAF 2008.





"A to Z" 2007

Emma Lazenby


Mother of many (2009)


A Bristol film director is celebrating winning a Bafta for her short animation, Mother Of Many.
The film, from production company Arthur Cox, follows the rhythms of a baby inside the womb. Director Emma Lazenby said she was "absolutely delighted" with the award for the film, which was inspired by her mother, who is a midwife. "I had been thinking of retraining as a midwife but I think I'll stick with animation now," she added. Producer Sally Arthur was unable to attend the award ceremony on Sunday night at London's Royal Opera House because she is in the late stages of pregnancy. Ms Lazenby has lived and worked in Bristol for three years, after a career that has encompassed filming in the Scottish Highlands and working on pop videos and adverts in London. She also worked as a designer on CBBC favourite Charlie and Lola. Caroline Norbury, of South West Screen, which helped finance the film said: "It's fantastic news for Bristol that once again our talent is being recognised. "Last year, Esther May Campbell and Aardman both brought home awards so to achieve a win again in 2010 is simply exceptional."
The Bafta awards are given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.  (via)