Animated short sets the standard at film festival
‘BOG STANDARD’ PRODUCED BY GROUP OF TINAHELY TEENAGERS
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.PUREproject.ie/what-we-do/PURE-animation-movies/
Above and right: scenes from the animated short ‘Bog Standard’.