An­i­mated short sets the stan­dard at film fes­ti­val



A SHORT Wick­low an­i­ma­tion cre­ated to raise en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness re­ceived an award at a Lim­er­ick Film Fes­ti­val de­signed to show­case the work of film­mak­ers un­der the age of 18.

‘Bog Stan­dard’ won the Brown­bag An­i­ma­tion Award at the Fresh Film Fes­ti­val.

The short film was cre­ated dur­ing a two week en­vi­ron­men­tal/an­i­ma­tion train­ing pro­gramme which was based in the Ti­na­hely Court­house Arts Cen­tre, where par­tic­i­pants de­vel­oped and cre­ated an­i­ma­tions based on en­vi­ron­men­tal themes re­lated to the Pure Project. These in­cluded il­le­gal dump­ing, lit­ter, fly-tip­ping, re­cy­cling, pol­lu­tion and cli­mate change.

Aoife Duffy, Dy­lan Cuffe, Ar­dan Cunningham, Conor Ryan and Joshua Han­ra­han, all from in and around Ti­na­hely, cre­ated their own sto­ry­lines and char­ac­ters un­der the guid­ance of ex­pe­ri­enced an­i­ma­tors and tu­tors.

The Fresh Film Fes­ti­val win was the sec­ond suc­cess for ‘Bog Stan­dard’ which pre­vi­ously won Best An­i­ma­tion at The Black­rock An­i­ma­tion Film Fes­ti­val.

Ian Davis of PURE is de­lighted with the re­sponse the an­i­ma­tion has re­ceived so far. ‘The PURE En­vi­ron­men­tal An­i­ma­tions have been a great suc­cess re­ceiv­ing 7 nom­i­na­tions and 5 awards at fes­ti­vals. Both the stu­dents and the fa­cil­i­ta­tors in­volved in the cre­ation of Bog Stan­dard did an amaz­ing job cre­at­ing a very hu­mourous and clever short an­i­ma­tion with a very im­por­tant en­vi­ron­men­tal mes­sage’.

‘Bog Stan­dard’ tells the story of busi­ness man Shady Tony and his un­for­tu­nate awak­en­ing of an an­gry an­cient bog body when Shady and his crew are break­ing ground on a new land­fill site. Un­happy with the in­tru­sion on his an­cient slum­ber, Bog Man takes mat­ters into his own hands and wreaks havoc and re­venge.

The judges at the Fresh Film Fes­ti­val com­mended the short film’s im­por­tant en­vi­ron­men­tal mes­sage, and the an­i­ma­tion tech­niques used in the pro­duc­tion.

You can view all of the PURE Short An­i­ma­tions on http://www.PURE­pro­­i­ma­tion-movies/

Above and right: scenes from the an­i­mated short ‘Bog Stan­dard’.

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