The Boulder Media Short Film Competition has come to a close for another year meaning we have a brand new prodigy in our midst!!
So, without further ado……..the winner is………… Bryan O’Sullivan!!
- our Bryan – photo not available so please see artists impression
Yeah, MASSIVE congrats to Bryan who will see his short film brought to life by his friends and peers and have a whole animation studio at his creative disposal!
Past winners include Ian Kenny with?Big Rock Candy Mountain and Mick O’Sullivan with?Barbershop which has been chosen as one of the shorts to be aired at this years Annecy Festival.
Watch this space for Bryans completed film but to keep you occupied in the meantime why not check out Big Rock Candy Mountain and Barbershop here??
Just in case you didnt see the Irish Independent article on Irelands booming animation industry featuring an interview with our own lovely Danielle O’Brien, check it out here!
We hope you had a lovely egg filled Easter, we certainly did and even though we had to
work on Good Friday, Grainnes Egg-cellent (I know, I know, sorry!) Egg Hunt definitely helped us through the day!
There were tonnes of chocolate eggs and bunnies hidden around the studio and a lucky few found one of the 20 hand decorated eggs (just a few?shown above)?created by some of our lovely ladies escpecially for the occasion!!
So as if the Boulder crew arent busy enough two of our most thoughtful members of staff decided it was time to do something nice for charity and the first of hopefully many Boulder Art Auctions was born!
The guys had a little over a week to get together a masterpiece to enter and despite the tight timescale we had an amazing response with over 50 individual pieces going up for sale.
With the help of a jumbo pack of blu-tack our lunchroom was reinvented as a makeshift gallery for the week and no sooner were the lots up on the wall the bids came flying in.
The week culminated in a live auction for staff only which just so happened to fall on pay day, nice move ladies and with some rather heated bidding everything sold and we managed to raise the princely sum of €2000 for our chosen charity The Somaly Mam Foundation!
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a non-profit charity committed to ending modern day slavery by working to eradicate human trafficking which affects over 2 million women and children every year and if you would like to know more about the amazing work carried out by these guys check out their website at: http://www.somaly.org/whoweare
A special thanks to Bianca and Estrela for coming up with the idea and making it happen!