I have 20+ years industry experience at Cartoon Saloon
where I recently served as Assistant Director on Nora Twomey's feature film 'My Father's Dragon'.
Alongside Tomm Moore I co-directed the Greenpeace short film 'There's a monster in my kitchen',
which won an Annie Award in 2020.
I co-directed 52 episodes of the Nickelodeon TV-show 'Dorg Van Dango',
for which I was awarded the Irish Animation Award for 'Best Director of an animated series'.
Prior to that I was Animation Director on Cartoon Saloon's feature films
'Song Of The Sea' and 'The Breadwinner', and Animation Supervisor on 'The Secret Of Kells'.
Currently I am co-directing the new TV-show 'Silly Sundays'.
I love being involved in the thick of production, from writers tables to script reviews to storyboards
and animatics, briefing and reviewing pre-production departments such as character design, model sheets,
Location Design, on to Layouts, Posing, Character Animation, BGs, and finally on to FX, Comp, and general QC.
Finally Post-production including music briefs, sound mix reviews, and final picture sign-off.
I relish the bigger picture as well as the daily reviews, maintaining the vision across all production stages.
As an extension of my work, I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge with students.
I have taught at The Animation Workshop in Denmark, at Filmakademie Ludwigsburg, and held lectures at
FMX, We are Playgrounds, Fantoche, Cartoon Forum, LCI Barcelona School of Visual Arts, IADT Dublin,
Game Lab Cologne, Escuela L'Idem, DOK Leipzig, or Spark Vancouver.
I have been on Jury duty for the Annie Awards, Manchester Animation Festival, Fantoche, BAFFTAs,
TISDC Taiwan Student Competition, the Student Annie Awards, and El Meu Primer Festival Barcelona.
Member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the European Film Academy.