April 2013 sees the announcement of a short CGI animation film of ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ by award winning author Giles Paley-Phillips.

The book published by Maverick Arts Publishing will be adapted by Slurpy Studios and co-directed by Katie Steed and Jon Hunt, in collaboration with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham. UCA have a terrific track record in animation having recent BAFTA success and has produced four Oscar winners to date.

Fearsome Bastie Book Cover

The film will be completed during the summer of 2014 and will be launched on the festival circuit soon after.

‘The Fearsome Beastie’ has had much success since it’s release in May 2011. It won the People’s Book Prize in 2012 and has also been shortlisted for many other awards, including The Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Prize 2013.