Deadly Wins Best Short at Irish Animation Awards

Posted March 19, 2015 by Conor McDevitt in News

The first ever Irish Animation Awards took place in Dingle, Co. Kerry on Friday March 13th, and Aidan McAteer’s short Deadly was one of the big winners, taking home the award for Best Animated Short.

Deadly tells the story of Boney, a working stiff who doesn’t care about his dead-end job. That is until, he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie.

The Irish Animation Awards have been created by Animation Ireland to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The winners in each category received a statuette designed by animator, film maker and teacher Eimhin McNamara.

Aidan McAteer is an award winning animator and director who has worked on many of this generation’s favourite cartoon shows including My Little Pony, The Secret Show and Peppa Pig. He graduated from the Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot, Dublin and has spent time living and working in London and Vancouver. He has directed several short films and recently served as animation director on Kavaleer Productions’Adabas. Deadly previous won the Don Quijote Award for Animation in a Short Film at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh.