Film Studies

Film Studies

Character design

Beryl in her boiler suit, Beryl in her underwear, Beryl in the nude, Bev final design, Bev first sketches, Sonia final design, Sonia first sketches, Tracy final design, Tracy initial sketches, Tracy initial sketches, Vince final design and Vince initial sketches

Roughs and research

Clean up and colour, leisure centre reference, sequence of Vince and sketches in factory


Parts of final storyboard



Body Beautiful

Beryl and her friends work in a Japanese factory in Wales. She is overweight and consequently ridiculed remorselessly by macho supervisor, Vince, who is the bane of her life. However the time comes for Beryl to get even.


Direction/Animation: Joanna Quinn
Producer/Scriptwriter: Les Mills
Additional Script: Rob Brydon
Voices: Menna Trussler, Rob Brydon, Gillian Elisa, Erica Eirian, Catrin Llwyd, Richard Goodfield.
Date: 1990
Length: 13mins

A Beryl Productions International Ltd. Production for Channel 4 UK & S4C Wales

© Beryl Productions International Ltd.


1991 Short list for European Cartoon D’Or.
1991 Valladolid Film Festival, Spain – Special Jury Prize
1991 BAFTA Cymru – Best Animation.
1992 San Francisco Golden Gate Award, USA – Special Jury Award
1992 Chicago Film Festival, USA – Silver Hugo
1992 Festival Audiovisual des Cultures Minorisees d’Europe 1st Prize.
1992 Zagreb Animation Festival, Croatia – Special Jury prize for best humour.