European Lawyers Foundation

LAWYEREX promo film (dir. Astrid Goldsmith, UK 2022, 00:36) Commissioned by the European Lawyers Foundation and co-funded by the European Union, the LAWYEREX promo film was directed, designed and animated by Astrid Goldsmith.


Promo spot for confectionary brand Trolli’s Instagram for Valentine’s Day 2021. Directed and animated by Astrid Goldsmith for W&K, puppets and sets by Astrid Goldsmith, props by Emma Niemis.


Blossoms music video/short film Christmas special for their single Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose), 2020. Directed by Edwin Burdis. Animation Director/Animator/Art Director – Astrid Goldsmith. Sets/Props/Armatures – Emma Niemis, Astrid Goldsmith, Tiff Monk. Dolls by Joliande Green.

Red Rover

Red Rover (dir. Astrid Goldsmith, UK 2020, 13:22) Written, directed and animated by Astrid Goldsmith, Red Rover is a stop-motion sci-fi adventure about colonialism on Mars. When a robotic rover starts drilling for signs of life on Mars, the race is on for one tiny rock-beast to save her native community from the invader from … Continue reading Red Rover


Quarantine (dir. Astrid Goldsmith, UK 2018, 12:56) Quarantine is a stop-motion short film, written, directed and animated by Astrid Goldsmith. It was commissioned by the BFI and BBC4 as part of their prestigious Animation 2018 talent scheme,┬ádesigned to find and support the UK’s most exciting emerging animators. UK viewers can watch it for free on … Continue reading Quarantine

Nike: Never Ask

Stop-motion troll: character design, fabrication and animation by Astrid Goldsmith. For the June 2018 Nike ‘Never Ask’ campaign, social films directed by Riff Raff’s Finn Keenan.    

Seamus Fogarty

Modelmaking and animation for Seamus Fogarty music video ‘Jimmy Stewart’, directed by Edwin Burdis for Domino Records, 2020. Puppet – Astrid Goldsmith and Hetty Bax / Props and set – Astrid Goldsmith and Emma Niemis / Animation – Astrid Goldsmith

Squirrel Island

Squirrel Island (dir. Astrid Goldsmith, UK 2016, 21:11) Squirrel Island is an award-winning stop-motion animated film, made by Astrid in her garage in Folkestone over the course of eight years. A 20-minute sci fi action thriller about squirrel apartheid, Squirrel Island follows a lone renegade grey squirrel called Dot, who is trapped on a hostile … Continue reading Squirrel Island


Polymer (dir. Astrid Goldsmith, UK 2016, 2:37) Beware what you put in the sea! A stop-motion sci-fi marine revenge fantasy, Polymer is a dystopian vision of what might happen if plastic sea pollution is not controlled. Drawing on the rich traditions of Atomic Age monster movies, Polymer shows a monstrous creature of our own making, … Continue reading Polymer

Imagination – Random Acts

A FIRST ACTS short animated film for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand, Imagination was directed by Jemima Hughes and animated by Astrid Goldsmith. A paper cut-out stop-motion animation where the protagonist visits an exhibition of Matisse-inspired paper cuts in her pink wheelchair and is transported from the reality of the dull grey world outside into … Continue reading Imagination – Random Acts

Duracell Bunny

Five articulated Duracell Bunny puppets, for use on the Duracell Professional website. These 2-foot posable Bunnies were sculpted, moulded and then fabricated by Astrid from start to finish, including each Bunny’s bespoke costume and props. In addition to the 2-foot Bunnies, Astrid was commissioned to make 10 static model Bunnies, used by Duracell for promotional … Continue reading Duracell Bunny

Ford Fiesta Print Advert

Print Advert for Ford Fiesta, designed by illustrator Al Murphy (Blink). Astrid translated Al’s 2D drawing of the Alaphant (a pink cyclops elephant) into a 3-dimensional creature, fabricating the 60cm model out of pink felt: