Wednesday, 29 February 2012

PUNKY, THE PHENOMENON OF...: PUNKY is officially travelling!

PUNKY, THE PHENOMENON OF...: PUNKY is officially travelling!: Punky's distributor, Target Entertainment, was put into administration yesterday by Film distributor Metrodome Group who acquired the compan...

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Diary Dates: For Animation Networking Events

March 12th
April 30th, rather than 23rd.

Frameworks -- usually March but not released yet. Focus for collaborations people?!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New nomination for Punky

PUNKY has been shortlisted in the Celtic Media Festival! Even better, CMF is being held in Derry, one of my favourite cities, on 18 - 20 April!

Friday, 10 February 2012

The Next Animation Networking Event for writers and animation directors...

Yup, it's a snappy title. I can't help them - they just flood from the keyboard!

Anyway, following on the success and popularity of the first networking event, I'm organising another one to take place on March 12th in Temple Bar.

The purpose of these events is to bring writers and animation directors together and see if we can't start collaborating with each other on various projects from shorts to features to series to, even, books. Who knows? There was so much creativity in the SDGI Screening Room the last time that if I hadn't called it to a close, I suspect we might still be there now! (Okay, slight exaggeration.)

There will be another event six weeks later on April 23rd and I'm hoping that we can get a Facebook Page up for on-line networking after the next one. There is a waiting list from the last event on Jan 31st but if you want to be part of the momentum, let me know.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

PUNKY, THE PHENOMENON OF...: Great Blog on Getting Punky Made...

PUNKY, THE PHENOMENON OF...: Great Blog on Getting Punky Made...: ... by Monster Animation's Animation Director, Jason Tammemagi, the creator of Fluffy Gardens. It deals with the difficulties and the reward...

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

PUNKY Dresses Up For The IFTA Awards Night....

Gearing up for a big day on Saturday 11th.

With PUNKY up for two IFTA nominations... with floor length gown and tux specified for entry along the red carpet into the new Conference Centre for the award ceremony... this could be one of the biggest nights for PUNKY!

The nominations are for Childrens/ Young People's Programme and for Sound Design. To everyone who voted for us, a heartfelt thanks.

But then it has already been a big nine months for PUNKY between the launch at the end of April, multiple screenings on RTEjr since May 3rd, to the overwhemingly positive response internationally - virally via the web, DVD's being sent overseas and word of mouth - to Gerard O'Rourke winning European Producer of the Year at Cartoon Forum last September and Target Entertainment coming on as distributor to launch the series internationally at MIPCom last October...

So Saturday already feels like a real celebration of all that has been achieved -- and very far from the scribblings of an idea that I had back in 2007!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

BLUECAT Quarter Finalist: Monkey Puzzle Tree

My second newest script, MONKEY PUZZLE TREE, just got into the quarter finals of the Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2012 out of over 2700 scripts.

It's a nice little nudge of, well, niceness/ nice news/ commendation on a freezing cold morning in a wooden shed looking at wallflowers!