Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Secret of Kells-Téigh agus féach air

Tonight was one of those great mixtures of supporting a great local business success, the arts, a great cause and finally having a family night out in great company. It was the Kilkenny launch of The Secret of Kells, a truly ambitious project by an equally ambitious bunch of young men and women who make up Cartoon Saloon, an animation company quickly garnering a huge international reputation for itself.
The night was also a fundraiser for the company that in many ways spawned Cartoon Saloon, the wonderful Young Irish Film Makers, founded by local man, Mike Kelly in the early nineties. It is a film school, teaching young people a phenomenal range of skills which they would find impossible to access in most other towns or indeed in major cities. The lads in the Saloon started their careers with YIFM, and are now on the verge of major stardom. They were effusive in their praise of Mike tonight though and well deserved too.
To all those involved, Paul Young, Ross Stewart, Ross Murray and Tomm Moore, best of luck at the box office this weekend. This magical movie of a story based on the wrting of the Book of Kells shouldn't be missed by anybody, young or old. Each scene looks like a Ross Stewart painting, full of magical Celtic imagery, and the action is rollercoaster as well as beautiful.

Ag an deireadh mile maith agat do Tomm, a bhean iontach Liselott agus a mhac briomhar, Ben, as ucht a dtacaiocht i nGaelscoil Osrai thar na blianta. Táimid an-bhródúil as ucht an méid atá bainte amach agaibh go dti seo, agus go n-eiri libh as seo amach.

1 comment:

ross said...

Hey Thanks for the support Seán! Hope the film goes down as well with the general public from Friday on. Fingers crossed...