Atime Works | BBC Sounds “Need a Good Sleep?”

Yoav Segal

Joseph Wallace sends viewers to sleep with his latest hand-crafted film for BBC.

Having previously worked their magic on a spooky christmas promo for the BBC, stop motion director Joseph Wallace and creative director Yoav Segal (Atime Works) have reunited create an evocative and soporific brand film for the BBC’s ASMR hit podcast ‘The Sleeping Forecast’.

The creative team includes some of UK’s best stop motion talent. Joseph Wallace is BAFTA long-listed for his critically acclaimed film Salvation Has No Name. Yoav Segal is BAFTA long-listed for his title sequence for Once Upon a Time in Londongrad. DOP Malcom Hadley has worked on Chicken Run 2, The House and Isle of Dogs and Steve Warne animated on Isle of Dogs and Guilermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio.

“For this brand film the aim was to make something calm and relaxing whilst at the same time being inclusive and relatable. The stripped-back style was intentionally economic but also as the key artistic concept, to create an intimate vignette, a slightly dream-like state, where characters are in their own little worlds, listening to the podcast.”

Joseph Wallace, Director and Designer

“Finding a way to bring the Sleeping Forecast’s calm, relaxed and meditative quality to the screen was a brilliant challenge and the resulting blend of theatrical simplicity, dynamic lighting and nuanced stop-motion acting was really satisfying to deliver.”

Yoav Segal, Creative Director and Producer



Director, Designer: Joseph Wallace
Creative Director, Producer: Yoav Segal at Atime Works
BBC Commissioners: Martha Ling, Frederick Botham
Puppets: Adeena Grubb, Lara Hosking
Puppet Assistance: Melanie Grubb
Models and props: Eve Bannister, Lara Hosking
Cinematographer: Malcolm Hadley
Animation: Steve Warne, Joseph Wallace
Rigging: Robin Jackson
Compositing: Federico Parodi
Sound Design and Mix: David Gritzman at Gramercy Park Studios
Grade: Ben Rogers at Gramercy Park Studios
Post-house producer: Richard Donaghue at Gramercy Park Studios
Shot at: Clapham Road Studios
Voiceover: Neil Nunes, Katy Leckie
Music: Solstralermusic
Thanks to: Katy Leckie, Daisy Garside, Ben Côte, George Warren, Max Halstead, Giulia Marcolini, Peter Jewkes, Wessen Jazrawi, Charlotte Dubery

Social Media: