I have over 20 years industry experience at Cartoon Saloon
where I'm currently Assistant Director on Nora Twomey's upcoming feature film "My Father's Dragon".
Recently I co-directed 52 episodes of the TV-show "Dorg Van Dango", with Matt Ferguson at WildBrain,
and the Greenpeace film "There's a monster in my kitchen" with Tomm Moore.
I was Animation Director on Cartoon Saloon's Academy Award nominated feature films
"The Breadwinner", "Song Of The Sea", and "The Secret Of Kells".
Throughout the years I have worked on a wide range of Saloon feature films and TV-shows,
as well as short films and commercials.
I usually work across several areas of pre-production and main production,
from pitch bible to design reviews, model sheets, script edits, storyboard briefs and animatic edits,
to character posing briefs, rough animation and clean reviews, and finally up to post,
involving music briefs, sound design reviews, and final picture sign-off.
As an extension of my work, I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge with students,
having taught specific animation modules at The Animation Workshop in Denmark.
In 2021 I was awarded the Irish Animation Award for 'Best Director of an animated series'
for Dorg Van Dango.