Three Wise Monkeys
London, United Kingdom
A:26 Berwick Street, W1F 8RG



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Three Wise Monkeys is a multi-disciplinary animation, visual design and visual-effects based production studio based in Soho, London, specialising in linear and interactive screen-based films, VR, AR and site-specific immersive-media. Over the five years since founding, we have created 2d drawn, stop-frame, motion-capture based computer-generated and visual effects based commercials, content and experiential media for advertising, PR, music, film entertain-ment, museums, clubs, and marketing communication agencies. Works include commercials for Kellogg’s All Bran, Spec-savers, Iceland, Suzuki Vitara, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Salvatoire Ferragamo, Mango, Lexus NX, Radox, Berocca Sport with agencies Leo Burnett, Dentsu,  BBH, M&C Saatchi, Saatchi & Saatchi New York, JWT London and AMV BBDO amongst many others. Recent immersive works include projects for National Museums of Qa-tar, Yugen art project for Venice Biennial 2018, Samsung VR & AR projects for web, site-specific immersive media project for Annabel’s Mayfair Members Club, music and feature en-tertainment clients internationally. VR and AR projects include Novoseven 360 film, Michelin VR, Euretina VR case study and many AR project which include real time augmented overlays for a live Salesforce launch conference in San Francisco.

Carl Grinter leads teams of directors, designers, animators, programmers and compositors undertaking commercials, music videos and narrative and spectacle-oriented works for museums, exhibitions, entertainment, advertising, promotion and art institutions. Carl’s professional career spans 35 years in the London film and media network producing and designing for live-action, animation, visual effect and design-oriented media in linear narrative and interactive formats including AR, 360 & VR and site-specific immersive media pro-jects. Carl began his working life at Hibbert Ralph Animation as an animator and then pro-ducer to Jerry Hibbert, founding and managing Red Post Production for 10 years before tak-ing up the Director of Production & Commercial Director role at Rushes, London. Carl started Three Wise Monkeys five years ago and has a PhD, MBA and BSc across immersive media, humanities, business and science disciplines with a practice also as a designer embedded in ‘ontological designing’. Carl is a trusted and highly regarded creative producer, well known for undertaking challenging and complex multi-media productions using animation, live ac-tion, visual design, coding & VFX.


Animation: Character and Story Development, 2D Drawn, 2D vector, illustrative or TVPaint, 3D Stop frame Animation and Builds, Puppetry and Marionettes, CGi Characters, Creatures and Effects, Mixed Media, Live action/Animation Combinations

Visual Design: Image and Graphic Design, Spatial and Stage Design, Infographics, User Interface, Typographic, Visual Effects, Set Extension, Digital Matte Paintings and Backgrounds, Concept Art, Storyboarding

Interactive Development: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Interactive Browser and Control Systems. Specialists in C#, Java and integration with Unity Game Engine and UnReal

Integrated Production: Concept, brief and treatment development with a collaborative, empathetic approach to ideation and development with clients and agencies for live action and animation, animation, visual effects, visual design and interactive development for screen based media, Augmented reality, 360, Virtual Reality and site-specific and installation-based immersive media. 


Recent work includes projects for Samsung, Doritos, Walkers, Compare the Market, Emporio Armani, Huawei, Kellogg's, Lexus, Suzuki, Xbox with agencies Leo Burnett, AMV BBDO, Dentsu Aegis Network, AMV BBDO, JWT London, Saatchi & Saatchi New York, M&C Saatchi, Noah, freuds amongst many others.


2015 Kinsale Irish Advertising Awards - Tomas Vergara for Best Animated Short Film for 'Isolated' and Best Animation Direction for Short Film; 2015 Ciclope - International Festival of Craft 2D Animation Finalist for Specsavers Precision film.