Frameworks at the Galway Film Fleadh

| July 10, 2009

A great selection of diverse animated shorts will again premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh highlighting the wealth of animation talent in Ireland.

The Frameworks scheme aims to combine this creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a wide audience.

This year’s short animations include Louise Bagnall’s Donkey which tells the tale of Donkey who is sick of his minimum wage job. This is Louise’s first Framework film after writing and directing the Short Short Colour Contamination last year. Donkey is produced by Niamh O’Donoghue and Barley Films.

In Old Fangs, written and directed by Adrien Merigeau, a young wolf decides to confront his father who he’s not seen since he was a child. The short was produced by Ross Murray and Cartoon Saloon, European Production Company of the Year whose feature film The Secret of Kells has just picked up awards at the Edinburgh and Annecy Film Festivals.

Written and directed by John McCloskey and produced by Pearse Moore for Raw Nerve Productions Guns, Bees and Tadpoles is an animated tale set in seventies Northern Ireland, where a summer’s day takes a turn to the extraordinary for a normal family in not so normal times.

Trolley Boy is written and directed by Teemu Auersalo. It tells the tale of Trolley Boy whose frustration with work builds up into a giant monster made of shopping trolleys. After which he realizes there’s more to life than pushing trolleys into stacks. It was produced by Nicky Gogan for Glimpse Digital.

Finally David Quin’s T’was a Terrible Hard Work documents Tipperary miners from the Slieveardagh coal fields as they describe their live and work underground. This short animation was produced by Steve Woods for Cel’Division. Written by Alice Lyons, it was co-directed by Alice and Orla McHardy.

Frameworks is co-funded by the Irish Film Board, the Arts Council and RTE.

These shorts will premiere on Saturday 11th July at 3 pm in the Town Hall Theatre.

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