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Simmonds Brothers Animation is an award winning company creating hand-drawn animation for film, education and corporate communications.

We have developed our own genre of film-making – a unique combination of 2D cartoon animation and live video. We call it Documation.

If you want to move your audience, move your pictures! Documation is a highly effective way to make your communications more engaging.

Hand crafted animation

– Classic style and timeless feel –

Phill Simmonds

– Director & Lead Animator –

We are passionate about hand-drawn, pen-on-paper feel-good animation. Our projects often involve recording people telling their own stories in their own words. This becomes the soundtrack for the animated characters, giving an authentic feel to the message.
In the process of creating the 12-drawings-per-second animation, a library of graphics is created that will be yours to use for online and print purposes.

Phill Simmonds

– Director & Lead Animator –

Our Showreel

Simmonds Brothers will get your team animated!

Animation & Business Innovation

Testimonials from our clients

“Like other industry leaders, we are always seeking new and effective ways of communicating key messages. Animation is beautifully simple and people will watch these more times than they will read a policy document. The process of working with Phill and Simmonds Brothers Animation was easy and the results are great!”

Tim Barry

M2PP Health & Safety Manager

“It’s a priority of management to create a relaxed and happy environment for all our staff and the animations have definitely been a very positive aspect to this huge roading project. The animations have brought our communications to life and we’re happy to be leading the industry with these QR code-activated animations.”

Alan Orange

Fletcher Construction Project Manager

History of Simmonds Brothers

The company has been crafting animations since since 2002. Our first short film Pearl, Florrie and the Bull screened at the NZ Film Festival in 2004.
Other short films funded though the NZ Film Commission – The Paselode Story, A Very Nice Honeymoon, Noise Control and In The Rubbish Tin – have all screened at festivals internationally. Other projects include Maori language animations for Maori TV and the Ministry of Education.

Our Clients

Our clients include NZ Ministry of Health, Huia Publishers, NZ Ministry of Education, Worksafe NZ, NZ Mountain Safety Council, NZ Walkways Commission, NZ Post, Fletcher Construction and NZ Transport Agency.

Our Awards

Simmonds Brothers won the SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year Award in 2006 and was one of three finalists for the emerging business section of the Wellington Region Gold Awards.
A series of health and safety animations produced for the M2PP Expressway project in 2015 won the NZ Site Safe Innovation Award for large business.

Contact Simmonds Brothers

Contact us by phone on 029 904 5411 or by email at phill@simmondsbrothers.com.

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