A Quack Too Far

2019
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?

  • Design

    Animation and digital design

  • Software

    Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects with Duik, Premiere Pro

A Quack Too Far Trailer

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.

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 – get tickets here)
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