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Toni is lost in a sprawling metropolis, haunted by the shadow of her onset maturity.

Tenderfoot is my final year film, created in the last year of my masters in Animation at the Royal College of Art. The film was played as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts, in September 2017.


Written, animated and directed by Jessica Ashman.
With the voice talents of Marianna Maida and Jane Guernier

Sound Design by Guy Fixsen
Score by Pete MacDonald
Sound Mix by Florentin Tudor at the National Television and Film School

Emma-Rose Dade
Kerry Dyer
Jennifer Hanlon
Jonathan Long
Leni Kauffman
Perrie Murphy
Jen Newman
Hayley Warnham

Compositing by Matt Cameron
Post Production Assistants: Anna Odell and Perrie Murphy
Colour Grade by Gareth Bishop at Dirty Looks

Big thanks to my friends, family, tutors and RCA classmates for their love, patience and support.

Special Thanks to Soleha Khawar at Streethands, Tom Balkwill, Gary Pillai, Phil Davies and Hugh Gordon.

Making of Photography by Rob Cartwright