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I have 20+ years industry experience at Cartoon Saloon where I have worked extensively in Directing and Animation.

I was Animation Director on the feature films 'Song Of The Sea' and 'The Breadwinner', 

and Animation Supervisor on 'The Secret Of Kells'.  

I co-directed the Annie-Award winning short film 'There's a monster in my kitchen' alongside Tomm Moore

Recently I served as Assistant Director on Nora Twomey's feature film 'My Father's Dragon'.

I co-directed 52 episodes of the Nickelodeon TV-show 'Dorg Van Dango'for which I received the Irish Animation Award

'Best Director of an animated series'Currently I am co-directing the TV-show 'Silly Sundays' for Warner Brothers.

I've been lucky to have worked with so many talented collaborators. 

What I love about animation is how all-encompassing it is. 

I enjoy being involved across a variety of production stages: From the early writers tables and script reviews

to character model sheets, Location Design, from storyboards and animatics to Layout, Posing, and Animation reviews,

all the way to FX, Compositing and post-production - including music briefs, sound mix and final picture sign-off.

My aim is to never lose sight of that spark which created the scene in the first place - 

and to ensure it won't get watered down but thrive across all these production stages.

As an extension of my work, I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge with students.
I have taught at
 colleges such as The Animation Workshop in Denmark (x 6) and at Germany's Filmakademie.

I've held lectures at festivals such as FMX, We are Playgrounds, Spark, Cartoon Forum, Frame by Frame, AnimFX,

and at the National Gallery of Ireland, Escuela L'idem, IADT, Game Lab Cologne, and LCI Barcelona.

I have served as a jury member for the Annie Awards, the Student Annies, Fantoche Switzerland,

Manchester Animation Festival, ISDC Taiwan, El Meu Primer Barcelona, and the BAFFTAs.

Member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the European Film Academy.

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