A 26 X 11 comedy fantasy series for 5 to 7’s
Logline: A fairy girl from afar joins a club to help fantasy creatures in distress which is often perilous but made fun with her best friend.
A young fairy girl Zeeda and her family leave their scorching homeland Oldlava in search of a new home. They travel to Faraway Island, a distant magical land. At school, Zeeda and local fairy boy Jack are recruited by teacher Penny to join a new club, The Good People. Its aim is to help fantasy creatures in distress and restore the Faraway fairies good name and trust with all the beings throughout the land.
Faraway fairies have developed a formidable reputation and are much misunderstood. Why? Well, over the years many devious creatures have tried to steal the precious diamonds and rubies that light up their hidden tunnels, but they have responded with magical mischief and playful pranks. As a result, some creatures have lost their homes whilst others have simply run away. Now in Faraway, fairies are known throughout the land as a race not to be tangled with, even by the mortals (humans) that roam the land.
The Good People seek to change this fearful outlook on fairies. Penny recognises that Zeeda and Jack being naturally compassionate and adventurous are well suited to the job. Zeeda volunteers as a way make new friends and being an immigrant, help her adapt to the local customs whilst also holding onto her own Oldlava identity. Jack joins to grow his confidence through helping and specially to hang out with new classmate Zeeda.
Zeeda is confident but stubborn. Jack is creative but clumsy. Although their differences sometimes get in the way, they share a love of helping. And so, every time the school fairy ‘help bell’ rings, Jack and Zeeda, The Good People, are there to help the creature in need, no matter how perilous the situation. These creatures can be anything from a Giant to a Leprechaun or even a Banshee.
The Clumps a 26 x 7 non-dialogue mixed media series for preschoolers – A show about encouraging Imaginative Play outdoors
Logline: The Clumps are mysterious garden creatures who venture out once-a-day to make the most of their precious time with fun, imaginative play.
In case you didn’t know, the Clumps are little creatures that live under stones in everyone’s garden (or park or window box.) However, unless you look closely you may never see one as Clumps spend most of their time sleeping. When they wake up, they come out to play and just for a few minutes every day.
Can you imagine only playing for a few minutes? You’d really have to cram the fun in. Well, that’s exactly what the Clumps do. With no time for elaborate rules or complicated games, the Clumps find fun in simple everyday outdoor things. To them, the sound made by dropping pebbles into a bucket of water can have them in belly laughs, dandelion seed chasing is high stakes adventure, and hide ‘n’ go flowerpot is the best game ever.
Inspired by their human ‘neighbours’, the Clumps make the most out of every fun-filled moment. It’s about celebrating the little triumphs, living in the now and looking at the outdoor world through fresh eyes. The Clumps find the extraordinary in the ordinary and discover that play is everywhere – especially useful if you’re a little creature with no time to lose.
So why not join Patch, Glumba and Mossy Clump as they wake up at the back of Murphys’ garden, ready for a brand-new playtime adventure! Go–Go-Clumps!
Looking for tales of Talking Goats, Giants, Changelings, Fairy Folk, Flying Chariots, Warriors, and a smart as a whip Salmon? Welcome to Dun Draíochta.
Tales from Dun Draíoct is a 10 X 11 minute animated series full of old Irish lore, modern, madcap adventures and plenty of craic for the entire family. In every story a character from the town of Dun Draíocht encounters a mythical, magical being and winds up on a wild, hilarious adventure, always ending up with a problem solved and a lesson learnt. Sure, isn’t that what Old Irish Tales are all about in the first place?
Director: Trevor Courtney
Writers: Ciaran Morrison & Mick O’Hara, Marina Carr, Trevor Courtney and Danny Stack
Deposits concerns the connection of all the the ‘Disappeared’, who are the remains of those murdered by the Provisional Irish Republican Army and those killed centuries earlier by the British Redcoats. In common they are buried without trace, but are connected by hopes for discovery. ”
‘James’ is an animated drama serial in 13 quarter hour episodes about 14 year old James McMahon’s journey towards self‐discovery.
At the developmentally difficult age of 14 James is forced to deal with huge upheavals in his life; his Grandmother’s terminal illness and death, the break‐up of his parent’s marriage, his self-induced expulsion from the prestigious St Jerome’s Secondary School, his loneliness, and his sexuality.
Auntie Cupcake is a children’s TV show that encourages kids to get involved in baking at home, with the help of Auntie Cupcake.
This show’s initial trailer and clips were produced at Igloo Animations. Auntie Cupcake was created by Emma O’ Driscoll from Prize Pig Productions. http://prizepigproductions.tv/
Pauline McGlynn is the voice of Auntie Cupcake.
HOLT is a 26 X 11 Minute Fantasy Comedy Adventure series for 6 to 11’s.
Logline: Three mismatched teens from planet Krill, shipwrecked in a dangerous world, must help save the universe from the Ckrook if they’re ever to return home.
On their way home from a school excursion, Blaize, Umba and Metric, three teenage classmates from the planet Krill who have never previously spoken to each other and are polar opposites in personality, shape and form, are suddenly knocked off course by an electric pulse that’s travelling through the universe. They become shipwrecked on the long-forgotten, ancient prison planet of Taos, a threatening world of monsters, magic and secrets, hidden in the universe’s Red Zone.
Here, they’re greeted by Ginne – a magical, reflective prism. By shaking hands with Umba, Ginne learns that the teens are not a threat but merely lost and good natured so she decides to become their guide. To aid them in their defense against the planet’s dark forces, Ginne empowers them with the ability to work together by assembling themselves and combining into one unit – HOLT, a super being who has the wisdom and power of all their planet, parents and ancestors. Holt can fight off most monsters, but he can only sustain his form for a few minutes at a time.
After Blaize, Umba and Metric overhear a strange being’s secret message, it becomes clear that the universe is now under attack from an evil, ancient race known as the Ckrook. The teens must now not only survive planet Taos, but also gain allies to fight the Ckrook and help save the universe if they are ever to safely return to Krill, their home.
Fantasy Ireland is a 13 X 11 minute Irish animated comedy series set in a fantastical, dysfunctional version of Dublin City where the humorous and the bizarre are part of everyday life.
Three Private Investigators – TONY, a neurotic skeptical, JAY, a gruff, slightly deluded straight shooter and CIARAN, a thick-skinned, shifty, opportunistic fella from the country constantly find themselves defending Ireland from a megalomaniac priest, Fr Murphy, who is obsessed with finding enough gold to last him a lifetime. The stories focus on abstract versions of modern Ireland mixed with fragments of Irish myth combined with hilarious off-the-cuff Irish male banter. Written by: Mick O’Hara & Ciaran Morrison & Directed/Created by: Trevor Courtney
This was a test animation for a feature film that had animated sequences in it.
This clip was animated & designed by Trevor Courtney and Hermann Karlsson.
King Pawn is a metaphor for the struggle of the individual in a repressed society. The story follows the growing awareness of one Pawn and his inability to exist in his surroundings.
King Pawn won the Dom Kino Award (House of Cinema) for best cinematic film and was screened at the Galway, LA Shorts, Potugese and Darklight film festivals. It was written and directed by Trevor Courtney.