Julie Lockhart, CEO, Locksmith Animation

Julie Lockhart

Julie Lockhart co-founded Locksmith Animation in 2014 with Sarah Smith.

Locksmith is the UK’s only dedicated high-end CG feature animation studio.

Julie Lockhart is one of the UK’s most experienced animation producers. Of the films she has produced, two have received Academy Award© nominations including Best Animated Film in 2013 for the animated feature The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists and in 2015 for Shaun The Sheep Movie.

At Aardman she took leadership roles in every area of the business, and has been the Producer of many of the UK’s most acclaimed animated shorts, commercials and ground-breaking television series, including the Rose D’Or winning Creature Comforts and the Emmy and BAFTA award winning Shaun the Sheep. Stepping into features she developed and produced The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists for Sony Pictures and the independent feature Shaun the Sheep for Studio Canal/Lionsgate.