Niamh Sharkey has organised an exhibition of Brown Bag Films' art called 'From Sketch to Screen - The Creation of Animation' in her hometown of Skerries, as part of the Skerries Soundwaves Festival. Featuring drawings from our short films and TV series, the exhibition opens at Skerries Mills this Friday 21st September at 8pm.
Cathal Gaffney will open the exhibition, and there'll be...] Read Article
09/08/12 by Jennie Stacey
Posted in News
Brown Bag Films announced today the official launch of Icehouse®, a new entertainment brand from the Dublin-based animation studio. Icehouse is dedicated to creating, producing and distributing “Entertainment for Grownups”.
Brown Bag Films is established as a premiere producer of family-friendly animation with hit TV series The Octonauts (BBC) and Doc McStuffins (Disney Jr), which is...] Read Article
It’s a strange feeling when you complete your short film. All the months and years spent honing, tweaking, analysing and discussing are over. It is time for your film to go out and hopefully fulfil its purpose, to entertain and amuse. It is time for the goal you have been working towards; the film's first screening.
In my experience, the first screening is always a daunting experience....] Read Article
On the 29th of July between 1pm and 6pm, the Animators of Ireland are auctioning off a mountain of work in aid of The Children's Sunshine Home and Lauralyn house, who care for children with life limiting conditions.
The auction has been set up by Simon, Bianca, and Estrela of Boulder Media, and this year they've opened up this great event to the rest of us.
Amongst the donations...] Read Article
12/07/12 by Sascha Paladino
Posted in Animators
I wish I thought of that scenario. But I didn’t. I couldn’t. I’m a grownup. ...] Read Article
It is always wonderful when an animated show that we've been working on for many months goes out into 'the real world', and reactions from viewers start to filter back to us. We love getting feedback from kids and their parents once the shows are on air.
Doc McStuffins has had a fantastic response since it premiered 2 months ago, and some of the most special feedback has come to us...] Read Article
A few months ago Brown Bag Films was joined by a very special new employee - Toby the Studio Dog. After a rough start in life, Toby has settled into his new life brilliantly and loves coming to work in the morning. This week he sat for his first portrait, painted by Brown Bagger Aileen McGibbon.
We think Aileen captured him perfectly!] Read Article
08/05/12 by Jennie Stacey
Posted in News
Today President Michael D. Higgins announced Niamh Sharkey as the new Laureate na NÓg; Ireland's Laureate for children's literature! At a gathering at the Arts Council this morning, President Higgins presented Niamh with the Laureate na NÓg medal and announced that she will hold the prestigious position until May 2014.
The honour of Laureate na NÓg has been established to highlight...] Read Article
Titled ‘Into The Greenwood Deep’, the exhibition includes many of Phil’s beautiful artworks featuring a magical woodland populated by benevolent dragons and mythical spirits.
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Working as Animation Director on Doc McStuffins has been a real treat! It’s such a fun and energetic show, not to mention beautiful-looking. By the way, excuse me for being so positive but I honestly can’t describe the production of this show any other way!
We had such a great team on this show – firstly, Chris Nee, the creator of the show who is a a great comic writer. Director...] Read Article