Go Radiate is Melissa Culhane – artist and animator

Keep Going, Little Snail, my new animated short, is now in development, made possible with the support of Westmeath County Council.

A Quack Too Far

A Quack Too Far animation short

A fox settles down to sleep for the day, listening to the beautiful birdsong in the forest. However, a noisy duck moves in next door and won’t shut up. What does the fox have to do to get some peace?

A Quack Too Far was made during my BA (hons) Animation in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education/University of Wolverhampton. I created the backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator and developed the characters in Photoshop. The animation was done in After Effects with the help of a Duik Rig for the fox. Final compositing was completed in Premier Pro.

A Quack Too Far Screenings:

  • Irish Film From Home, London Film Festival, UK, Summer 2020 – watch A Quack Too Far here in its entirety for a limited time
  • Athens Animfest, Greece, 2020, dates tbc
  • Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, the Netherlands, Oct 13-17, 2020
  • Semi-finalist for New York Animation Awards, USA, 2020
  • We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival, USA, August 6-9, 2020
  • Cambodia International Film Festival, March 14-22, 2020
  • Moscow Irish Film Festival, Russia, March 11-22, 2020
  • Chicago Irish Film Festival, USA, Feb 27 – March 1, 2020
  • The 21st Bucheon International Animation Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying), South Korea, October 18-22, 2019 (plus Q and A)
  • Anim!Arte – International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, October 3-12, 2019
  • Culture Night at The Dock, Ireland, September 20, 2019 (plus a “Making of” presentation).
  • BRUKIVKA International Film Festival, Ukraine, September 11-15, 2019  
  • Semana Por La Soberania Audiovisual, Argentina, September 8, 2019  
  • 31st Galway Film Fleadh, (Oscar Qualifying), Ireland, July 14, 2019

Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal out now

Number one best seller!

A dream project for me as a life long nature lover, Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal were a joy to illustrate. I got to work on researching and drawing Irish wildlife throughout the seasons and I’m so happy with the result. The books were co created with the writer Michael Fewer and published by  Gill Books. Naturama came out first and is a beautiful introduction to Irish wildlife, regardless of whether you live in the countryside or in the city, there’s lots of things to learn about and get you started as a nature enthusiast. It was so cool to see it become a number one bestseller and meet loads of wonderful children who were loving the book! My Naturama Nature Journal has projects for children to do outside and field guide notes sections to write and draw in. It gets everyone outside turning rocks upside down looking for worms :) Click here for all the latest Naturama related news…. 

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