Stuart Forrest

Triggerfish Animation (South Africa)

Stuart Forrest is an owner and CEO of Triggerfish, the Cape Town-based animation studio best known for producing two of Africa’s most globally successful films, “Adventures in Zambezia” (2012) and “Khumba” (2013).  Since then, the studio has won several Best-In-World awards for its BBC TV specials produced in collaboration with Magic Light Pictures, “Stick Man” and Roald Dahl’s “Revolting Rhymes”- which has also been nominated for an Oscar and an International Emmy.  Forrest is a regular judge for the International Emmys and has spoken on independent animation filmmaking at conferences worldwide including New Zealand, Taiwan, Kenya, Mexico and the US. Forrest also co-founded Animation South Africa and the Triggerfish Foundation, which does work throughout Africa stimulating animation on the continent. In 2015, Triggerfish’s development division ran a continent-wide search for animated projects with the Walt Disney Company and DSTV, and is actively developing several properties for film and TV.