Irish animation studio Barley Films has been nominated for an ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for Best Short Animation by the International Animated Film Society for The Rooster, the Crocodile and the Night Sky. The film was made with the support of the Irish Film Board, the Arts Council and RTÉ under the Film Board’s FRAMEWORKS scheme for short animation. Directed by Pádraig Fagan, narrated by the legendary Frank Kelly and with animation by Eimhin McNamara and Orla McHardy the film is a tale of passion, loss, surreal comedy and explosive violence. It is animated in a cut-out style using cardboard, tinfoil, paint on glass animation and super-8 film footage to create a dreamy hand made aesthetic. It was produced by Barry O’Donoghue.
Clips from the films can be seen at www.barleyfilms.net