Currently I am co- directing the upcoming TV-show 'Silly Sundays' by Nuria González Blanco.
I'm involved from storyboard onwards, to final animatic edit sign-offs, character design reviews, location design reviews, in close cooperation with Art Director Fran Bravo. On to Layout reviews, BG reviews, character posing supervision, character animation briefing and review. FX review, Comp review, and QC. Finally, music briefs, music reviews, and sound premix reviews.
MY FATHER'S DRAGON
I worked across departments such as reviewing character animation, character posing briefs and reviews, character design reviews, FX review, general quality control and continuity across several other related areas, and between studios.
I was also involved in team casting matters such as testing, hiring, and liaising between departments overall.
2023 Annie Award Nominee for Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature:
THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY KITCHEN
I co-directed this short film for Greenpeace with Tomm Moore.
I was involved across several departments such as reviewing art direction by the wonderful Maria Pareja, Posing, character animation, clean-up, Comp; music briefing, and post production.
Annie Award winner 2021 - 'Best Sponsored Animated Production'
Irish Animation Award nominee
- Best Short film 2021
Watch it here on YouTube:
DORG VAN DANGO
I directed the Saloon departments Character design, Location design, worked closely with the board supervisor Ben Tomczyk-Bowen; animatic edits with editor Cian McGarrigle;
reviewed and critiqued 52 scripts with story editor Nick V. Murphy.
On to post production, music briefs and reviews, all the way to final picture sign-off.
In total I co-directed 52 episodes by 11 mins, alongside Matt Ferguson from Wild Brain studio.
I co-created this show with fellow Salooner Nora Twomey.
Best Director of an animated series 2021 - Winner, Irish Animation Awards
Best Music - Winner
Best Program (Leo Awards) - Nominee
Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence - Nominee
Best writing x 2 - Nominee
Irish Animation Awards
Best Performance, Actra Awards
+ Posing supervisor
I supervised the 'Real world' animation team,overseeing the consistency of the rough animation across the two studios.
Leading up to this I supervised the posing team responsible for key animation reference.
I contributed to
pre-production development, including character animation tests.
Academy Award nominee
Best Indy Feature Film, 2018
Emile Award 2018, Winner -
Best Character Animation in a
European Feature Film
SONG OF THE SEA
Animation & Posing
I supervised the in-house team of character animators and oversaw the quality of the animation across two studios.
I also supervised the Character Posing Department and clean animation.
At the pre-production stage I contributed character animation tests to inform the character modelsheets.
Academy Award Nominee 2014
European Feature Film of the year 2014
I supervised the overseas team of character animators
and was part of the
in-house character posing team responsible for keying out the scenes.
I helped develop the animation style through extensive
animation tests and character posing.
Five years prior to
production I was part of the team that produced the original trailer titled "Rebel".
Academy Award Nominee 2010
Annecy Audience Award 2010