Access Voucher and Innovation Voucher

Supported by European Structural Investment Funding (ESIF)

Project: Treehouse specialise in high concept family entertainment. They are a ‘Story Laboratory’ that nurtures original ideas through each stage of production via their writer’s room, VFX studio, editorial and sound facilities in Bournemouth.

They wanted to experiment with filming live action using the same camera techniques as animation. This involved building specialised sets and camera rigs and inserting CG enhancements in afterwards. Wayne Humphrey from AUB contributed prosthetics and mask work supported by AUB alumni in Make-Up.

The short film would also act as a showcase for Treehouse with extensive video diaries of every aspect of the production to help them secure new business.

‘Treaters’ was debuted on 35mm film at the Shelly Theatre Halloween 2017. It is available to watch online for free.

Paul Hamblin ‘The funding support from AUB gave us the confidence to invest more in the production and

There are plans to develop another film in the ‘Treaterverse’ and Treehouse and AUB are exploring other possible co-production models.

AUB Staff
Wayne Humphrey

You can find out more about Wayne Humphrey here.


European Structural and Investment Funds

This project is supported through match-funding by the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. This fund was established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. This investment will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit