The 2013 Corona Fastnet Film Festival (in Schull County Cork from 22nd to 26th May) has invited me to look at ‘aspects of Irish Animation’. I will be chairing a round-table discussion of Irish Animation studio heads and practitioners. We’re hoping to get Boulder Media’s Rob Cullen, Brown Bag Film’s Darragh O’ Connell and possibly Paul Young from Cartoon Saloon. The discussion will be entitled ‘Irish Animation – Boom or Bubble?’
I’ll also be doing my presentation ‘The Anatomy of an
Internet Series’ and one of my stopmotion short films will be featured in the
Festival’s prestigious ‘Horsebox’ screening booth, the film interpreted by
local artist Deirdre Cairns. Finally, models, props and characters from my
stopmotion short films, TV series and other projects will be displayed in
themed shop windows around the village of Schull. I’m exhausted already!