A Boatload of Wild Irishmen: Animated Inserts
Film directed by Mac Dara O'Curraidhin. Animated Inserts by Electric Egg.
Electric Egg created animated map sequences A Boatload of Wild Irishmen, a documentary about Robert Flaherty, the father of documentary filmmaking and director of classics such as Nanook of the North & Man or Aran.
The animated sequences created by Electric Egg were used to show the extent to which, in the first half of the twentieth century, he traversed the globe in search of subjects and stories on which to train his camera.
Both an Irish and English language versions of the film were produced with funding coming from the Irish Film Board, TG4 & EM Media and premiered at The Galway International Film Festival (Irish version entitled An t-Éireannach Fáin) and will be first aired on TV in Ireland on TG4 before being aired on TV across Europe.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
WINNER - Special Jury Award - Learning On Screen Awards 2012
Nominated for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production 2011 Focal International Awards
Other recent Electric Egg Animation Productions include: