Projects/The Tout

We chanced across 'The Tout' and watched it time after time as we thought it was one of the funniest and most original things we had seen in a long time. We had to meet the people behind it, especially after hearing they were from Wythenshawe. Our aim is to lend support to up and coming talent but it is even better when it's someone from our old estate.

Adam Orton

Adam Orton, the animator who created 'The Tout' - his final major project from his studies at Salford University. Created in 3D but made to look like 2D, aiming towards something that harked back to the designed animation from the 1960's.

Steve Lyons

Steve Lyons the voice and words of 'The Tout' added that extra edge and makes the animation come to life for us. A long time performance poet, compere writer and larger than life character.


We eventually met with Adam and Steve and it became apparent that we have a shared sense of humour and that both Adam and Steve have endless ideas for other animations. We asked them both if they would like to get involved with Donnelly24. They are now working on some film projects for us which will hopefully be on our site by the end of 2010. We can't wait to see what they come up with.