Fear of Flying

Shot at Dublin-based South Studios and funded by the Irish Film Board’s Frameworks project, ‘Fear of Flying’ tells the story of a small bird which makes the decision not to migrate for winter due to his fear of flying.

Connor Finnegan wrote and directed the short (which took home The James Horgan Award for Best Animation at last years Galway film Fleadh), while IFTA Award-winning producer Brunella Cocchiglia (Foxes) produced for Lovely Productions.

The film was shot on Miniature sets with puppet characters designed by Finnegan and made by Dublin-based Australian designer Renate Henschke.

Post Production on ‘Fear of Flying’ was completed here at Screen Scene and at Ardmore Sound, where the petite but perfect Emma Butt handled the voice recording and Edited the foley and Dialogue, the sumptuous Steve Fanagan supplied the Sound Mix, and the warm hearted and eternally wonderful Warren Dowling coloured and Onlined.

The film was been pelted with numerous awards on its festival run, including the award for Best Animation at the 2012 Galway Film Fleadh.