A Quack Too Far

I wrote and animated A Quack Too Far as my graduation film for the 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?

Inspired by the Grimm Brother’s fairy tales, this darkly comedic tale 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 Premiere Pro.

I was delighted to be interviewed by my favourite website, Zippy Frames, all about how I made A Quack Too Far, read it here. 

  • Design

    Animation and digital design

  • Software

    Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects with Duik, Premiere Pro

A Quack Too Far Full Movie
Athe the drive in cinema for We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival, Oregon, 2020
Galway Film Fleadh Melissa Culhane
At The Dock in Leitrim, September 2019, for a Culture Night screening of A Quack Too Far
Lighthouse cinema end of year showcase for Coláiste Dhúlaigh 2019

A Quack Too Far Screenings:

Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium, 2021 (rescheduled to 2022)
Nenagh Children’s Film Festival, Ireland, 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

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