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Oscar nominated animator Cathal Gaffney (Brown Bag Films) speaking in Limerick this evening

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The monthly Startup Grind Fireside Chat in Limerick has moved into Bank of Ireland’s Workbench in the city centre.

The Fireside Chat concept involves some of Ireland’s best entrepreneurs telling their business stories in an intimate environment. The event is a super opportunity to network and take some valuable nuggets from a diverse range of business success stories.

This evening’s guest comes from the world of animation. Oscar nominated Cathal Gaffney co-founded Brown Bag Films in 1994 with Darragh O’Connell after both graduated from Ballyfermot Animation College. Since then, their company has become a world leader in the animation world.

Brown Bag Films are one of Europe’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. After 22 years in business, their Dublin-based headquarters continue to produce cutting-edge animation for the international market, bagging numerous awards along the way. These include Oscar® nominations for Give Up Yer Aul Sins (2002), Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (2010), six Emmy® awards for Peter Rabbit (2014), and a host of BAFTA, Emmy® and Annie nominations for their hit shows Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing and Henry Hugglemonster.

brown-bagBrown Bag Films have worked with some of the world’s biggest entertainment names, including Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC, Chorion, Silvergate Media and Amazon Studios. Brown Bag Films recently partnered with publishing house Scholastic UK to jointly develop publishing and animated content for children’s audiences. In 2015 Brown Bag Films announced their acquisition by 9 Story Media Group, a leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning content for young audiences around the world.

The studio is recognised as being among the most technically-advanced in the world, with full animation, picture and audio post-production facilities in-house. Their motto is simple: ‘We love animation’. In fact, they love it so much they trademarked it: ‘We Love Animation™.’

At this evening’s event Cathal will share with his story, from the early success of, ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins’ through to the global success of Octonauts and Doc McStuffins.

With clients like Disney, Amazon Prime, Netflix and the BBC, Limerick is very fortunate to be able to hear the story of Cathal’s startup journey this Thursday evening.

An  Early Bird, half-price ticket offer has been extended to 5pm this evening and can be booked HERE

The Networking event with Pizza & Beer starts at 6 and the Fireside Chat kicks off at 7pm

Here’s a reminder Brown Bag’s classic Give up yer Aul Sins





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