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[Framed]: Danielle Nadal, Associate Producer & Head of Traffic, LDN

[FRAMED] exists to shine light on Framestore’s most fascinating cast of characters: its people. Presented with a probing list of questions and a demandingly short deadline, this feature puts the hopes, dreams, and desktops of our MVPs on the digital wall, for all to see. Welcome to [FRAMED].

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What are you guilty of?

Watching ‘Made in Chelsea’ and ‘The US Bachelor’ series. :-)

What was your last brush with danger?

Isn’t that every day at the moment when we go out?

Your last brush with greatness?

Participating as a dancer in the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Your worst character fault?

Impatience. “By all means, move at a glacial pace”

Your most shining quality?

Friendly / Outgoing

If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?

Maybe singing, but I’m glad that wasn’t the case. When you are younger, you picture things very differently.

You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?

New Zealand.

Who’s your partner-in-crime?

At work? Has to be Hong. She seems innocent, but you have to watch that one. :-)

Fantasy cellmate?

Captain America.

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What’s your favourite movie/TV show and why?

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Everything about the films are pure quality with the music, cinematography, acting and SFX/VFX all being outstanding. I fell in love with the first film as soon as it started, as I just knew we were in for an amazing journey. I have lost count at how many times I have watched the Extended Editions and I still cry at the end. :-)

Your greatest achievement?

Working nearly 30 hours a week, whilst also doing my degree at the same time, to fund my studies, accommodation etc… I wasn’t entitled to the LEA Student loan, as I had been out of the country for 2 years, so had to work twice as hard, but still managed to have a great social life too. When I look back, I honestly do not know how I did it.

Most valuable skill?

Organising.

Go on, say something bragging:

Umm I can sing.

Name your pet peeve?

Before lockdown it was slow walkers and those that don’t have their tickets ready at the barriers. Now, it’s when the contestants on ‘Tipping Point’ don’t press the button at the right time.

The DREAM project would entail:

Chris Evens whilst shooting in New Zealand. :-)

Your career highlight to date:

Has to be a presentation I did in front of a well known actor (who also starred in one of the Middle-Earth films) and telling him that my cat’s name is Gandalf and showing him this picture. All who attended were very amused.

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Give us a desk tour:

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What do you need to work, on the daily?

My laptop and our internal systems (Front, CETA, Emails/Hangouts)

Framestore is, to you :

Home from home.

Best thing about your work environment?

It’s quiet, so I can concentrate a lot more., but I do miss the banter.

Framestore is great at:

Innovation.

Favourite art form?

Photography and I miss it a lot at the moment.

Favourite image?

Love this shot I took on the way to Glenorchy in New Zealand. Looks like a painting.

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Impressive! What about a favourite fictional character you’d like to hang with?

Gandalf The Grey or Captain America.

Happiness looks like:

Family and friends.

What do you think of too often?

Winning Euromillions!

And not enough?

How many steps I’ve done today.

Couldn’t live without:

Coffee.

How are you staying inspired by working remotely?

Weekly video chats with my team members. Listening to music, going into the garden for short breaks.

How are you spending your weekends?

I have been to the cinema a few times since they opened again, but I mainly stay indoors.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about yourself during quarantine?

Never take things for granted.

If you ruled the world:

Everyone in the whole world would have been in total lockdown at the same time in January for 1 month, to get rid of the virus once and for all.

Include a pic of your work station:

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Danielle Nadal, you’ve been [FRAMED].

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