Founded by brother and sister duo Carla & Delwyn Mooney, Cardel has produced over 40 international productions including animated & live action short films, music videos, commercials and feature documentaries. Producing with partners in many countries worldwide from the UK, Europe, US, Mexico, Middle East & Asia.
Productions have received international acclaim and screened at festivals around the world including the British Animation Awards, Kinsale Sharks, Galway Film Fleadh, Los Angeles Animation Festival, Bucheon Festival, Offline Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as receiving Vimeo Staff Picks and write ups with international online publications such as the Rolling Stone, Guardian, VICE News, Directors Notes.
In 2018 the animated video for the Canadian singer Parker Bossley received a Vimeo Staff Pick and was hailed as a ‘triumphant return to cut-out animation’ by website Directors Notes. The animated video for American band Sparks ‘Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)’ from the most recent album ‘Hippopotamus’ trended on both Youtube and Vimeo. The stop motion animated video features representations of Ron and Russell Mael in puppet form chasing an exotic bird through the streets of 1930s Paris. The video was met with great acclaim, both online and at film festivals. On its release, the piece trended on both Youtube and Vimeo and was featured on countless websites and blogs.
The video was described as ‘sublime’ by French site Allociné, ‘an absolute masterpiece’ by AEG Presents and ‘utterly charming’ by Promonews.tv. Extracts were played on BBC’s Newsnight, The One Show, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and the video featured on the Guardian online and VICE news.
To date, the video has screened at nearly 60 international festivals, including London International Animation Festival, Los Angeles Animation Festival, Bucheon Festival in Korea, Woodstock Film Festival, Burbank Film Festival, Fantoche, Anima Mundi in Brazil, Edinburgh, Short Shorts in Japan, Stuttgart, Tokyo Lift Off and Monstra in Portugal.
The video has won five awards including ‘Best Music Video’ at the Hollywood Art & Movie Awards, as well as being nominated for seven further awards including the Kinsale Shark Awards, British Animation Awards and shortlisted for the 1.4 Awards. The video was later named as one of the ten best British animated music videos of all time by Anim18.
Our roster for animation ranges from directors, animators, model-makers & VFX artists who are highly skilled and experienced. Animators have worked on features such as Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, various TV series, shorts, commercials, have worked at Tim Burtons puppet fabricators MacKinnon & Saunders, have created models for Aardman Animations, creators of Wallace and Gromit, Chuck Steel, Shaun the Sheep Movie.
Cardel is actively developing original content including animated feature films and episodic series.
Clients: Disney, BMG, Sony, Universal, Warner Records, Republic Records, Island Records, Virgin EMi, Roadrunner Records, Elektra Music Group, Atlantic Records.