A Quack Too Far is my graduation film for BA(hons) Animation degree.

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?

I created the backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator, the characters in Photoshop, and animated it in After Effects, with the final compositing completed in Premiere Pro. I made all the sound effects (except for the ambient birdsong) myself.

A Quack Too Far Screenings:

  • Nenagh Children’s Film Festival, Ireland, 2021
  • Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium, 2021
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival, USA, 2020/21
  • Whose Wood These Are: A Festival of Trees, Ireland, 2020
  • Athens Animfest, Greece, 2020
  • Irish Film From Home, London Film Festival, UK, 2020
  • Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, the Netherlands, 2020
  • Semi-finalist for New York Animation Awards, USA, 2020
  • We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival, USA, 2020
  • Cambodia International Film Festival, 2020
  • Moscow Irish Film Festival, Russia, 2020
  • Chicago Irish Film Festival, USA, 2020
  • Bucheon International Animation Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying), South Korea, 2019 (plus Q and A)
  • Anim!Arte – International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, 2019
  • Culture Night at The Dock, Ireland, 2019 (plus a “Making of” presentation).
  • BRUKIVKA International Film Festival, Ukraine, 2019
  • Semana Por La Soberania Audiovisual, Argentina, 2019
  • 31st Galway Film Fleadh, (Oscar Qualifying), Ireland, 2019


I received a special award for Achievement in Production Design from Coláiste Dhúlaigh for my work on A Quack Too Far