The Makers of
Angelica Campion – Writer/Producer of Squirrel Mountain.
After working in the theatre in London’s West End and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Angelica began songwriting and gigging regularly. She and Gina Langton started a live music and film show in Notting Hill, The Pinkypoos Experience, which became an innovative and creative local movement for almost a decade.
Squirrel Mountain was originally filmed in a grocery box to entertain Angelica's son when he was small. Iggy Pop saw the film and said he'd like to be in an episode if she ever did another one. The script, about hypnotising (the knitted) chickens, wrote itself.
Kevin Armstrong – Music Production and Sound Design
Despite carving out a career in music spanning five decades encompassing playing with David Bowie at Live Aid and more recently touring with Iggy Pop, Kevin has had a parallel life as a record producer and songwriter. He has played on hundreds of tours and records and ran a popular recording studio in Notting Hill for eleven years.
Kevin produced the soundtrack for Squirrel Mountain and co-wrote the songs with Angelica in his ‘ukulele kazoo’ factory in the garden.
Tim Nathan - Director
Tim is an artist, photographer and designer, He has a passion for drawing horses.
Whether designing parts for a centrifuge to separate stem cells from blood samples, or directing a team of musicians and technicians to produce music videos, his ground state is one of being a draughtsman and sculptor. In the midst of working on a wide range of disparate and often peculiar projects he is always true to his core purpose.
Mat Hector - Editing
Mat has been building his reputation as a music video editor, working alongside Belgian creative collective "Shoot The Artist". Mat is also an internationally respected musician, playing drums for Iggy Pop for the last 5 years, as well as artists such as Razorlight, Marc Almond, Thomas Dolby, and the rock show Gutterdammerung (featuring Iggy, Josh Homme, Grace Jones) and Japanese superstar Hotei. Mat has twin 18 year old girls.
Maureen Bocking - The maker of: Rocket/Stanley/Fairy Frosty Flakes/Mom/Poshcat/The Knitted Chickens
Maureen has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She studied painting and printmaking at Hornsey College of Art in North London from 1978-81, followed by an MA in Art Therapy. During the 1960’s Maureen worked as a dressmaker for Thea Porter from her clothes shop in Soho. She made costumes for the Royal Ballet and later for the Pink Floyd show The Wall, making clothes for the character of the 10ft tall ‘teacher’, and building props for other pop groups. For the last 25 years she has been a professional Art Therapist for the NHS and in Palliative Care. Now retired, she continues to paint and exhibit regularly with the Highgate Watercolour Group in North London.
Suzie Zamit - Iggy's sculpted head
Suzie studied Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School. She has designed for the Royal Mint including a Charles Darwin bicentenary £2 coin in 2009. Other commissions include a sculpture of Jane Austen for the Jane Austen Society.
Her work is in private collections throughout Europe and she is the vice president of the Society Of Portrait Sculptors. This is the first time that Suzie has worked on such a small scale, sculpting Iggy's head for Squirrel Mountain.
Chantelle Duncan - Assistant Director (and chicken handler)
Chantelle began her studies in theatre before concentrating on her career as a professional singer. She's had many jobs within the arts industry, including PA to West End theatre producers Mark Goucher & David Johnson (Steven Berkoff, Graham Norton). Chantelle has sung for Quincy Jones, Gilbert O'Sullivan and has a large following for her own music which has received much critical acclaim. She continues to write and record her own songs and is also a successful ceramicist.
Jack Britton – Iggy’s Body
Jack studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art, and has since worked as a Costume Designer, Stylist & Maker, in Theatre, Film, & T.V. She is Designer to Chris Green, and has done costume work for the RSC, Shakespeare's Globe, The ENO, numerous West End productions and pop promos for U2, P.J. Harvey and The Corrs. Feature films include - Dangerous Liaisons, Elizabeth, Elizabeth-the Golden Age and Wings of a Dove. Her training in 3D Design, has enabled her to diversify into Event Design and creative Floristry, for clients from Microsoft to The Chelsea Flower Show.
Sarah Palmer & Mel McCleary – Iggy’s Wig
Sarah has been working for the past 35+ years as a wig & make up supervisor for the RSC, The National Theatre, The Globe and The Peter Hall Company. Other work includes filming for small and large screen and as a regular tutor at RADA. Sarah and Angelica worked as wigdressers together on Guys & Dolls at the Prince of Wales theatre in Piccadilly in 1984.
Mel has worked as a freelance wig and facial hair maker for theatre, film and TV since 1989. Recent work includes the international stage productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the latest film adaptation of Emma.