CHILDREN’S SHADOW ANIMATION WORKSHOP – SONG OF THE SEA
This summer we worked with Cartoon Saloon and Studio Canal on activities based on Song of the Sea. Directed by Tomm Moore, this feature animation won Best Film at this year’s IFTAs, becoming the first animation film to win in this category.
On Tuesday 28th July we ran a screening of the film and a children’s shadow animation workshop at the Olympic Cinema in Barnes! Children were encouraged to design and create their own characters inspired by the beloved Song of the Sea characters Ben, Saoirse, Granny, Cu, Bronagh and Conor.
As promised, for everyone who attended our workshop this summer, below you’ll find the guides to making your own shadow theatre and Song of the Sea Characters at home! Huge thanks to Manju Gregory for putting these together. Just click on each picture to launch the full size version.
Earlier this summer we flew the film’s director Tomm Moore and the voice of Ben David Rawle to Manchester in collaboration with Studio Canal, to chat to the BBC Breakfast news team about the film.
Find tickets to a screening of Song of the Sea near you on their dedicated website.
PATRICK’S DAY & ONE MILLION DUBLINERS
This summer we brought two IFTA award winning features to London for their UK Premieres: Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day and Aoife Kelleher’s One Million Dubliners. The screenings were accompanied with Q&As with directors, producers and cast. Our special guests included: Terry McMahon, Aoife Kelleher, Rachel Lysaght, Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox, Philip Jackson and Tim Palmer.
“Patrick’s Day” synopsis: When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.
Director: Terry McMahon (Trailer)
“One Million Dubliners” synopsis: Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland’s national necropolis. ONE MILLION DUBLINERS reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, love, redemption, emotion, history – and the business of death.
Director: Aoife Kelleher (Trailer)
On Sunday 15th March 2015, we ran a day’s Irish Film and Animation screenings at the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival London, in collaboration with the Greater London Authority. The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival took place throughout the afternoon at The Prince Charles Cinema near Leicester Square. 12.30pm – 5.30pm, with acclaimed and renowned Irish films, including the 2015 BAFTA award winning ‘Boogaloo and Graham’, and the UK Premiere of feature length mystery ‘The Legend of Longwood’.
The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival was made possible by the support of the Irish Film Institute and the Irish Film Board. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Lisa Hannigan whose song ‘Knots’, from her album Passenger, was used in our Trailer.
St. Patrick’s Line-up: Sunday 15th March, 12:30-5:30pm
“Anywhere But Here” Director: John Hayes (Trailer)
“4 Bhanrion” Director: Vittoria Colonna (Trailer)
“The Tree” Director: David Frayne (Trailer)
“Home” Director: Aoife Kelliher (Trailer)
“Boogaloo and Graham” Director: Michael Lennox (Trailer)
“Two Sugars: Intern Ireland” Director: Tess Motherway (Trailer)
“Cutting Grass” Director: Ruairi O’Brien and John Kennedy (Trailer)
“The Daisy Chain” Director: Denis Fitzpatrick and Ken Williams (Trailer)
“Somewhere Down the Line” Director: Julien Regnard (Trailer)
The Legend of Longwood
“The Legend of Longwood”
UK PREMIERE SCREENING
Director: Lisa Mulcahy (Trailer)
When 12-year-old Mickey Miller moves from New York to Ireland, she soon discovers a link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village. With courage and a sharp mind, she sets out to save a precious herd of white horses and to thwart the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman.
For more information about the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival, check out the Greater London Authority website.