Go Radiate is Melissa Culhane – artist and animator

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. You can take a look at the design process in my college learning journal here.

A Quack Too Far Screenings:

  • Athens Animfest, Greece, March 19-22, 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 – Tickets here
  • The 21st Bucheon International Animation Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying), Korea, October 18-22, 2019 (plus Q and A)
  • Anim!Arte – International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, October 3-12, 2019 http://www.vouanimarte.com.br
  • Culture Night at The Dock, Ireland, September 20, 2019 (plus a “Making of” presentation).
  • BRUKIVKA International Film Festival, Ukraine, September 11-15, 2019  https://brukivkafest.com
  • Semana Por La Soberania Audiovisual, Argentina, September 8, 2019  
  • 31st Galway Film Fleadh, (Oscar Qualifying), Ireland, July 14, 2019 https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

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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Culture Night 2019

I had a great night in The Dock in Leitrim for Culture Night (September 20th). I had two screenings of A Quack Too...
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Galway Film Fleadh Melissa Culhane

Galway Film Fleadh 2019

This year I was delighted to have my debut animation short A Quack Too Far premiered at Galway Film Fleadh in the...
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Botanical Art Workshop with Yanny Petters

Trinity College Dublin run an extramural botanical art course twice a year (info here) with the renowned botanical...
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I made this fox completely in Animate CC as part of my animation course.
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