Punky wins big at the International Disability Film Festival November 19, 2014

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Groundbreaking animated series ‘Punky’ too home the Best Children’s Film award at this years International Disability Film Festival, which took place in Moscow from November 14th to the 17th.

Written and produced in Ireland, ‘Punky’ is the first ever animated TV series in the world in which the lead character has Down syndrome, with the character of Punky voiced by Aimee Richardson, who herself has Down syndrome.

Created by Lindsay Jane Sedgwick (David) and developed with and produced by Gerard O’Rourke (Ballybraddan) for Monster Animation & Design Limited, the series,which launched on RTÉ Two in 2011, has gone on to win over audiences the world over with its fresh approach at illuminating one of the key concepts underlying children’s schedules today—the acceptance of diversity in society.

Commissioned by RTÉ Young People’s programmes and funded by RTÉ, the IFB, the BAI’s Sound & Vision Fund and Section 481; Screen Scene provided full sound and Finishing post for both seasons of the show, which earned our very own Emma Butt a well deserved Best Sound (TV) IFTA nomination in 2013 for her fantastic work.