Monday, July 17, 2006

Benny Award Winner

Ian’s short film: ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’ won the top award in the New Irish Short Animation category at the Galway Film Fleadh yesterday. This is wonderful news on many different levels. Not least of which being that I can now legitimately use the phrase “my brother, the award-winning director” in conversation.

Congratulations to Ian and his team. It is great to see all of their hard work being recognised and heartening to see that such a boot-strapped short film can stand its own against better funded productions.

Obviously, winning this award makes Ian somewhat of a hot property. We could see a career upswing if Boulder put some appropriate PR resources behind this win, or equally if the animation headhunters come a-calling. Now is the time to get started on a treatment for Pixar, Benny!

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