Rory will offer a special free workshop inviting participants to discover how simple shapes can create complex characters.
Rory is a visual concept artist based in Ireland and is working as a layout and background artist for twice Oscar nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. Graduated in Ballyfermot College Ireland, Rory holds a BA Honors degree in Animation and has received international awards for his short film ‘SHOOT’. He is currently working on Cartoon Saloon’s new feature movie ‘The Breadwinner’.
Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is a twice Academy Award® and BAFTA nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. From award-winning shorts to Feature Films and TV Series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international Animation industry.
In 2010 The studio’s first Feature film, The secret of Kells, was nominated for an Academy Award and in 2015 Tomm Moore’s follow up feature Song of the Sea garnered Moore and Paul Young a second Oscar Nomination. Concentrating the artistic skills and experience of the company’s core creative founders, Cartoon Saloon continues to tell stories for the screen, aligning with artists and partners with whom they can grow and learn.