I'm delighted to announce I'm directing a half hour TV special based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book Stick Man. It's a wonderful unique little story of a lost 'stick man' desperately trying to get back to his family in time for Christmas. The book, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is very quirky and rich, and is a never-ending source of inspiration. I am working for Magic Light Pictures, the production company that previously brought you The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. I am very excited to lead this 4th adaptation, and am looking forward, together with the animation studio Triggerfish and my co-director Daniel Snaddon, to create a memorable Christmas Special. Stick Man will air on BBC 1 during their Christmas 2015 programming.