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Igloo News – May 2018

Happy 2018 Summer everybody and hope you are all doing well.

We have been up to so many exciting things lately and 2018 has already been our best year to date. First up is FANTASY IRELAND, an Irish Adult Animated Comedy TV Series that we have just finished developing with the help of IFB funding and the Awesome people at the Irish Film Board. It’s by far the most fun we have had at Igloo in the last few years. I can’t show you everything, but I can show you the trailer which is below. Enjoy.

What’s it about ? FANTASY IRELAND is an outrageous post-watershed animated comedy series set in a fantastical version of contemporary Ireland (mixed with a dollop of Irish mythology). We follow three flatmates living in Rathmines who are flung together to form The Shamz – the new unwitting saviours of Ireland sent to save us from ourselves and more importantly a greedy priest hell-bent on setting us back fifty years!
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Our Short Film DEPOSITS, continues to be screened at festivals both in Ireland and abroad. It was just awarded Special Mention at the Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival and will be screened next at The Fastnet Film Festival in the fishing village of Schull on the south-west coast of Ireland at the end of May.
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We have also just been awarded developing funding for another TV series OLD IRISH TALES from the IFB. It’s 13 X 7 minute animated series for the family. Each story will be adapted from their original tales, BUT, changed for the screen and tailored to suit modern day story formatting.

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We are also currently in production of some Animated Explanation Videos for ESBI and ARC Cancer support. For more information on Animated Explanation Videos, please visit www.GimmeTheShortVersion.com
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The HSE Book that we have illustrated Tom’s Flower Power – A gentle explanation to how babies are made has just been launched. So if you have small children I am sure you will come across this book at some stage.
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OK, that’s about it for the moment. Email or phone in for any of your animation needs and don’t forget to follow us on social media for more updates – links below.

Very Best,
Trevor Courtney

Phone: +353 01 6618981, info@iglooanimations.com
Address: Igloo Animations, 13 Leinster Street South, Dublin 2

Igloo News – February 2018

Happy 2018 Everyone and hope you are all doing well.

OK, before I go through the Igloo news, first things first: We have made an animated video that explains how you can do your bit to stop plastics destroying our oceans. Some of you like myself, may have seen the Blue Planet 2 episode that opened our eyes about the drastic effects that plastics have on our oceans – which is SHOCKING to say the least.

To help get the message out there, please share this video and if you want to embed it on your website or show it in schools, please do – you Do Not need our permission, it’s Free to use – Just click on the image below.

For more information on Animated Explanation Videos, please visit www.GimmeTheShortVersion.com

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Very recently, we have received some funding from the Irish Film Board to bring our Adult Animated Comedy Show FANTASY IRELAND to its final stages of development, which is Awesome!

So, what’s it all about?
We join flatmates; CIARA, JAY and TONY, three unwitting everyday heroes who are tasked to protect Ireland. They must to do battle with the greedy, power obsessed FR. MURPHY and his sidekick, the mischievous gold loving Leprechaun FLATLEY who are hell bent on sucking our island dry of its wealth and wellbeing!

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Our Short Film Deposits, has been also selected for Animation Dingle and the Tampere Film Festival in Finland, which is great because it’s an Oscar qualifying festival, so fingers crossed πŸ™‚

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Our next short film is titled THE TALE OF TWO HUMPS. It’s about two brothers that have been born with big old cursed humps on their backs. They both take opposite attitudes towards life, which leads them to different fortunes.

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And last but not least – see new poster for KRONE – pretty cool, right?

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OK, that’s about it for the moment. Email or phone in, for any of your animation needs and don’t forget to follow us on social media for more updates.

Very Best,
Trevor Courtney

 

Igloo News – October 2017

Hey everyone!
Hope you are well and getting all your Jellies stocked up for Halloween?

First up we have some more Great festival news about our short film DEPOSITS. So apart from being screened in the Galway Film Fleadh, it has now also been selected for the Cork Film Festival in November and it just recently received the Honorable Mention Award at the Dublin Animation Film Festival. Not bad !

Deposits is an Igloo Animations production, directed by Trevor Courtney, written by Adrienne Michel-Long, produced by Michael Algar and funded by the Irish Film Board.

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Other recently finished productions include: Animations on Shakespeare’s King Lear for Wartank, an animated video on sustainability for Ornua, another video for the Environmental Protection Agency on backyard burning and a video for Priority Drilling.

To see video examples please visit our Gimme The Short Version website here: http://gimmetheshortversion.com/

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An extensive amount of new work has been done on KRONE, an animated feature that we are developing, as we get ready to make an application for the Single Project Media Fund with help from the Creative Europe Desk Ireland.

Krone is about a gentle-natured boy of the Vermillian species who must learn to fight if he is to leave his world, the dying planet of Krone.

See some Artwork below.

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OK, that’s about it for the moment and let’s hope there are no more storms. Enjoy the holidays and don’t get sick eating too many jellies before the trick or treaters arrive !
Also, don’t forget to follow us on social media for more updates – links below.

Very Best,
Trevor Courtney

Igloo News – July 2017

Hey everyone!

I hope all is well? The obvious (and best) news is that so far this summer is hotter than last summer, which is awesome!

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Right now we are developing a new show titled FANTASY IRELAND, which is an animated comedy series set in a fantastical, dysfunctional version of contemporary Dublin. Each episode is based around an abstract version of modern Ireland mixed with fragments of Irish mythology combined with hilarious off-the-cuff banter. Mick O’Hara and Ciaran Morrison are the writers on board and the show will be directed by myself. See a short clip below.

The world premiere of our short film DEPOSITS made under the Irish Film Board’s SHORT STORIES film scheme will take place at the 2017 Galway Film Fleadh. If anyone is attending, please let us know and come say hello. See the trailer below and to find out more on the Short Stories film scheme, see the Irish Film Boards website here: https://goo.gl/oNB8oi

Deposits is an Igloo Animations production, directed by Trevor Courtney, written by Adrienne Michel-Long, produced by Michael Algar and funded by the Irish Film Board.

The screening time for Deposits is 12pm in Galway’s Town Hall on Saturday 15th July. If you are going, make sure you get your tickets soon. This will sell out very quickly! http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

Final stages of production on the HSE’s book on the Body, Human Reproduction and Growing-up are now underway.

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Here is 2nd video we have produced for Genomics Medicine Ireland. It’s a Study Participation video using our very own Gimme The Short Version service – http://gimmetheshortversion.com/

And, last thing – we have also moved offices to a new bright and beautiful location. It’s a top floor office that overlooks Trinity College on Leinster Street South – Not Bad!
OK, That’s about it for the moment and let’s hope the weather holds up for the rest of the summer. Enjoy the holidays and hopefully see a few of you in Galway.

Very Best,
Trevor Courtney

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