Ged Haney

Ged Haney

Ged Haney was born in Workington, Cumberland in 1958. He served in the Royal Navy, but was discharged after twelve months. He then studied graphic design in Carlisle and at the London College of Printing. In 1979 he formed "The Abstractions," a pop group who, despite being brilliant, ran so much in the face of contemporary trends that they were destined never to rise above complete and utter obscurity. At their final gig in 1982, Emma Calder commissioned him to write the music for "Madam Potato", an animated short. This fired his interest in animation, and he has since written the music for many other animated films, including twenty-two episodes of "Grim Tales", a children's TV series starring top British comedian and failed Hollywood superstar Rick Mayall. In 1989 he scripted and directed "The Drummer" with Emma Calder. In 1992, after almost seven years' work, he completed "The Kings of Siam", which went on to win the Norman McLaren Award at the Edinburgh Festival and the Jury Prize at Esphino.


In 1994, Ged Haney created "Far out, man", three highly acclaimed channel idents for MTV Europe.


He is currently writing and developing two major animation projects: "Bonehead," a series of surreal comedies for adults (with Emma Calder), and "Ape," a one-off thirty-minute animated film for adults.