Festival Special Guest: Cartoon Saloon’s Mark Mullery

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Saturday 28th April – 2.15 pm

First Cut! is thrilled to welcome Cartoon Saloon’s Mark Mullery, technical director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature The Breadwinner which will go on general release in May.

Mark will treat us to a look behind the scenes of The Breadwinner and give us some insights into Cartoon Saloon, the renowned Kilkenny-based animation studio that created it.

Mark Mullery has worked in various roles in both broadcast and feature animation, including as an editor, as a supervisor of both compositing and animation, and as an episode director for broadcast. He has worked for Cartoon Saloon since 2013 when he began as an animator on Song of the Sea. Since then he has also served as technical director and composite supervisor on Puffin Rock, and is currently the assistant director of Tomm Moore’s upcoming feature Wolfwalkers.

The Breadwinner is directed by Nora Twomey and based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis. It had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September and received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.