JoAnne Salmon

She studied at Animation the Metropolitan University in London from 2011 to 2013, before deciding to change universities in 2013 to the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. She first did a work placement at Lovelove Films in Bournemouth, where she helped with a short animated film project for a Summit land Conservancy in Utah called “We Save Land”. The short film went on to win an award at Envirofilm Awards 2017. She was offered a job at Lovelove Films after her work placement and has been with the company ever since. During her time at Lovelove Films she has had the opportunity to work on various projects both animation and live action. One of the biggest projects for her was directing and working on the short animated film called “Chin up” in 2018, an animated film about herself, and her journey to become an animator and living with and accepting her disability, Treacher Collins Syndrome. The film is about self-acceptance and about not giving up on your dream. It has been very well received by film festivals around the world and has won numerous awards, including a Royal Television Society award for best online production.