About Cadi Catlow

I was given my first Super 8 camera aged 8 and managed to buy a 3 minute cartridge of film for it each month by pawning the cat.  Having blown the first few rolls filming mud and goats, I realised film went through slower in single frames and taught myself to animate. 


To the immense relief of the cat, I won my first commission aged 14 and by 19 I was directing commercials for Saatchi & Saatchi and AMV BBDO.  Jumping ship to work on Hollywood features Harry Potter and Children of Men, I then went on a 15 year creative spree across Europe, animating and directing commercials, music videos and TV series and collecting an armful of strangely shaped awards along the way. 

I have been on festival juries, organised film festivals and set up 4 animation studios.  In 2013 I won the £25k Bombay Sapphire Imagination award for writing, with a short script I hammered out in an hour.  Mushroom Rain is my brand new creative adventure with DOP Chris Maris.

I no longer have a cat, and I spend most of my time talking camels, Punch & Judy and electromagnetic bacteria with Chris.  Sometimes I write stuff down.


Heinz, HSBC, Samsung, Motorola, Nationwide, Dulux, Nivea, Wrigley's, Go Henry, Velvet Tissue, McCain Oven Wedges, ITV Sport, C&CCC, European Greens, Jura Whiskey, Sport Scotland, Warehouse Project, Campaign For Racial Equality, The Sun, Colorado Lotto, Bombay Sapphire, London Grammar, Father John Misty, Run the Jewels.

BBC, ZDF, ITV, Wildbrain, Partian Lab, Kolik Films, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Karsh & Hagan, Colenso BBDO, Greenroom Films, Hurricane, Jacknife Films, Three Stones Media, Scopas Median AG, Grey Advertising, Hibbert Ralph, TRIKK17, Rumble Films, Young, STV Creative, Union Agency, The Gate, Gravity Road.


2 Silver Arrows British Television Advertising Awards, Gold at Ciclope 2018, 2 UK Music Video Awards, Best Animation Berlin Music Awards, Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series winner.


Some things....

C&CCC "Origami" for Bootleg Films

Sweet, hand crafted paper animation using simple folded origami to give warmth and humanity to a traditionally dry and formal subject.

Hansaplast "Eisfuesse"

Stopmotion feet perform a German cabaret to promote Hansaplast "Warm & Care" foot cream.  Shot on celluloid for a genuine retro feel!