Who are we?


We are Catfish Collective. 

What’s a Catfish Collective? Well, first off, it’s your one-stop stop-motion animation shop. Got no creative, no script, no nothing? Just put your feet up and we’ll take care of it. Storyboards and pre-prod, lighting, shooting, special effects, comp and grade. Whether it’s for a TV Advert or a Social Campaign, don’t worry. It’s all on us.

And who is ‘us’? It’s Director and Animator Daniella Orsini. Plus an elite crew of model-makers and compositors. Plus one fully kitted-out studio in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Conveniently above hairdressers.

As well as being Catfish Collective, I am also chief-looker-afterer of my two mini Catfish who are aged 4 and 2. Not to mention my scruffy studio dog Bernie. Who needs sleep, eh?

Daniella is a world-renowned cutter-outer and made her first film with a Sony Mavika floppy disk camera taped to a pile of books. She has a love for gardening, coffee, dungarees and anything turquoise.