PUNKY... International Award Winner!

International Win for PUNKY in Moscow!!

Wonderful news: PUNKY has won Best Film for Children in Moscow at The International Disability Film Festival 'Breaking Down The International Disability Film Festival: Breaking Down Barriers' You can see Aimee Richardson,  of the wonderful actress who brought Punky to life collecting the award here

Congratulations to everyone who made it happen - behind the scenes, animating the scenes, voicing the scenes, directing them, storyboarding them, music-ifying them, writing them, creating the original concept art for them ... and especially to Gerard O'Rourke of Geronimo Productions (European Producer of the Year 2012) who utterly believed it was possible from the first time I brought my idea to him and Aimee who made it real.


Created by Lindsay J Sedgwick
Produced by Geronimo Productions

PUNKY, a 20 x 7min animated series, is the first mainstream animated TV series in the world in which the lead character has special needs, in this case Down syndrome. It was created by Lindsay J. Sedgwick, developed with and produced by Geronimo Productions (formerly Monster Animation & Design Limited) and supported by RTÉ Young People’s programmes, it stars the wonderful Aimee Richardson voices the central character, Punky.

The first series, launched in 2011, has been sold internationally to territories including Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Turkey, New Zealand, Finland, the Netherlands, Qatar, Denmark and the US. The actress Aimee Richardson stars as the voice of Punky and also has Down syndrome. The second series was officially launched in February 2014.

Here's a link to clips from the new series of PUNKY (which also includes clips of Wildernuts  (Kavaleer), another new series to which I contributed scripts.)

PUNKY at the IFTAs! 

So we didn't get an IFTA this year, it really doesn't matter and congratulations to all who did. It was PUNKY's third IFTA nomination and there was also a Celtic Media Award nomination in 2012 -- and that's a pretty delightful track record!

We actually met fantastic and interesting people including Philomena Lee, Steve Coogan, Michael D Higgins - in what other country could you tap the President on the shoulder as he was was eating dinner and he'd get to his feet for a photo and a chat?! - Brendan Gleeson - he and Aimee had a good chat about acting - Michael Fassbender, Simon Delaney and many others across the waves of the film and TV industry. We celebrated being there with everyone else, even got a bit of dancing in - thanks Aimee, nobody else would have danced with me! - and had a ball.


Al Jazera buy Punky
(Posted 9th October, 2013)

This is the latest news just in from Cannes and featured in IFTN!

Also, here's a link to a lovely article about the star of the show, Aimee Richardson, who plays Punky: -


PUNKY is in Cannes
(Posted: 5th October 2013)

PUNKY is at MipCom, this time being distributed by Julie Fox of AWOL Animation (http://www.awolanimation.com/contact), the new distributor, and with the second series well underway...

I am hoping to move all material about PUNKY including origination and feedback to this page but until then there is a dedicated PUNKY blog:

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