Heather Wright Startup Member

Executive Producer and Creative Industries Consultant. Collaborator and Connector with a Passion for Creativity.

Member Bio

I am an Executive Producer who will help you to get your animation and mixed media projects out of development hell and into production. I will help you attach talent, develop IP, create pitch bibles, and approach potential partners.

I also support creative technology and production companies to define and implement strategy to move from existing on a project to project basis into one which grows to become sustainable and profitable for the long term.

I do this by drawing on my 30 years’ experience, expertise, and wider media industry insight, the last 20 of them at Aardman Animations.


The most fulfilling part of my work at Aardman was developing the strategy and supporting creators and teams to grow their own capabilities and their projects, and seeing them have huge success.

I now offer my expertise and experience to help you to do this too.

I am credited with being creative, entrepreneurial and tenacious in my approach to problem solving and deal making.

I have worked with clients and partners from large corporates, broadcasters, distributors, theme parks to small charities, pulling together successful projects in animation, live action, mixed media, branded content, XR, often cross sector and multiple disciplines.


‘For over 20 years I have worked alongside Heather at Aardman and it has always been a pleasure. She has contributed to so many projects over the years in many ways and is a multi-talented Executive Producer. I have valued and will miss her expertise and insight that she has brought to each unique production.’
– Nick Park – Creator of Wallace & Gromit.

‘…one of those rare individuals who has the ability to create and implement strategy whilst also juggling the many internal and external agendas that run in a creative powerhouse like Aardman.
– David Sproxton CBE Co-Founder Aardman.

‘Heather immediately understood the huge opportunities offered by more closely connecting the research universities and industry. Her creative industry knowledge and skills at uniting multiple stakeholders, often with complex agendas, under one vision for a common good, were a significant factor in a number of projects, being funded by AHRC.’
– Andrew Thompson. Executive Chairman AHRC and UKRI.