UK-born directing duo Tom Brown and Daniel Gray met at a Welsh film school in 2003. Their graduation film t.o.m. won numerous awards at various international film festivals, including Ottawa, Annecy, the Sundance Film Festival, and the British Animation Awards. They have worked together ever since as Holbrooks.
Holbrooks set up shop in a church-turned-studio in Wales, but a confusing day at Heathrow Airport in 2012 proved fateful, as Brown found himself on a plane to New York shortly thereafter. He continues to live in New York, where he works in-house with Holbrooks' U.S. production company, Blacklist. Gray followed his heart east to Budapest, Hungary, where he lives and mingles in the Eastern European animation scene. Brown and Gray continue to work together across continents and time zones.