WEDNESDAYS, JAN 20 – MAR 3, 2021 |Online Lunchtime Talk Series WolfWalkers: The Exhibition

Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland are proud to support Butler Gallery for this exciting Wolfwakers Online Talk Series!!

Join us online for a superb line-up of speakers offering their personal insights into the inspiration and creation of Cartoon Saloon’s latest film WolfWalkers.

FREE Registration is required for each talk.
All talks will be recorded and will be made available on Butler Gallery’s YouTube Channel.

  • January 20, 1-2pm:
    WolfWalkers – Storytelling into Film

    Irish storytelling is at the heart of WolfWalkers. This talk explores the influence of Irish stories, and how scripts are developed from initial ideas into fantastical visuals. A unique opportunity to meet Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, Creative Directors of the film and Will Collins, screenwriter.
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Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart
  • January 27, 1-2pm:
    A Director’s Perspective

    Assistant Director of WolfWalkers Mark Mullery gives fascinating insights into the making of the film and talks about his role in the weaving of multiple creative strands into a final product for the big screen.
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  • February 3, 1-2pm:
    The Producers Perspective

    Producers Paul Young and Katja Schumann outline what it takes to get a film like WolfWalkers from ideas stage to development to final green light. An industry insight into how producers support a film’s creation and completion.
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  • February 10, 1-2pm:
    Meet the WolfWalkers Characters

    Every film needs heroes and villains. Character Designer Sandra Andersen and Animation Supervisor Svend Rothmann Bonde discuss character development and how personalities are brought to life from initial concept designs to finished animation.
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  • February 17, 1-2pm:
    Researching the world of the WolfWalkers

    What might Kilkenny in the 1640s look and feel like? How does the landscape design help to tell the film’s story? Join Maria Pareja to hear about the research undertaken that developed the film’s art direction.
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  • February 24, 1-2pm:
    Bringing it all Together

    Animation, storyboarding, backgrounds, characters – how does it all come together? Layout artist on WolfWalkers, Grainne Rose Fordham discusses the role in bringing various creative elements together to create the final 3D film. Grainne is Artist-in-Residence at Butler Gallery for the duration of the WolfWalkers: The Exhibition and discusses some of the exciting projects she has coming up as part of her time at the gallery.
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  • March 3, 1-2pm:
    Wolves in Ireland

    A chance to discover more about the stars of the show! Discover the history of wolves in Ireland and the rich folklore connected to this primeval animal. Creative Directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart are joined in discussion with Dr Kieran Hickey, Department of Geography, UCC and author of the book Wolves in Ireland; A Natural and Cultural History.
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