Because the last few weeks were quite busy I had no time to update the site ... fortunately the situation changed. I'm working on the Gruffalo's Child at Studio Soi for the next six or seven month. So far it's a lot of fun and we have a great team ... Some old faces some new and definitely a lot of talented.
Max, Alli, Maciej and me got interviewed for the AnimationMentor Newsletter December. It's a nice summery about the time we worked on the Gruffalo which was just awesome ... Again ... thanks for the great time. Hopefully we'll work together again on other great projects.
The Gruffalo won the SPECIAL PRIZE, The 2010 Best of Fest Award, at the 27th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Furthermore it won the 2nd Prize in the category ADULT JURY PRIZE â€“ ANIMATED SHORT.
Wow I can't believe it ... two films I worked on won at Ottawa. First David O'Reilly wrote me an e-mail that we won the 'The 2010 Nelvana GRAND PRIZE for Best Independent Short Animation' with 'The External World'. And when I took a closer look at the other winner I realized that "The Gruffalo' won 'The 2010 Best Television Animation Made for Children' ... if only every morning would start this way 😉
"The Jury, after screening the 21 European short films in the Orizzonti competition, has decided to give the VENICE SHORT FILM NOMINEE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS to THE EXTERNAL WORLD by David OREILLY (Germany)" ... how cool is that!