DAFF 2020

A big ‘Thank You’to everyone who came to our 9th festival and attended our screenings on the 18th and 19th of October 2019. Special thanks to our supporters!


Paul Kewley – Producer

After a successful career as a TV producer, Paul was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study on the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California in 1995. After graduating he set up numerous projects as an independent producer with major Hollywood studios and spent more than a decade working in the US film industry.

Paul returned to the UK in 2009 to join Aardman where he was a key player in developing the company’s feature film slate. Paul produced the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’ with Julie Lockhart. He also produced ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas’ a BAFTA and EMMY nominated Shaun The Sheep special with John Woolley. Paul raised financing for various films on Aardman’s feature slate including Nick Park’s ‘Early Man’ and was the architect of the BFI/ Aardman Film Lab, a scheme intended to develop animated projects in the UK. Paul now has his own business PEK Productions through which he is developing films as well as producing ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ for Aardman Animations and Studiocanal.

Richard Phelan – Co-Director: A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

After graduating from the National Film and Television School, Richard worked at several London animation studios before joining Aardman as a story artist on Shaun Series 3. Since then he has worked on feature films and TV shows including ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’, ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas’ and ‘Early Man’. He is the Co-Director of Aardman’s latest feature film ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’.

Special thanks to Paul Kewley, (Producer) and Richard Phelan (Director) of “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” who gave a wonderful Q & A after the screening of the film at the Pavilion