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Fni Ani-mates Director Paul McGrath – Hosted by Carla Lennon

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Fni Wrapchat Ani-mates! beginning with the incredibly talented Paul McGrath of Whackala!

Hosted by the exuberant Carla Lennon, these specials will delve into the world of animation, featuring interviews with some of the brightest names in the Animation industry.

In this series of special eps, we dive deep into the world of animation and chat with some of the most talented animators, artists, and voice actors in the industry. Each episode is packed with insights, tips, and behind-the-scenes stories that will inspire and entertain aspiring animators and animation enthusiasts alike. So get ready to learn, laugh, and be inspired by the world of animation in FNI Wrapchat's special podcast series!

Carla is animation professional from Dublin Ireland with experience across the 2D animation pipeline, from animation to cleanup to ink and paint. Carla is passionate about the art form of animation, and is aon a mission to know everything about the process. It's a special thing to work in such a vibrant industry, alongside such passionate and talented individuals, and Carla makes it her mission to support the people working in the industry in any way she can.

Carla co-founded Dublin Animation Meetup to help the people who work in animation network and get to know each other and network. DAM boasts a monthly meetup that welcomes over 100 people each month. They see people come to our event from all over the country. They provide games and encourage our guests to meet new people and re-connect with old friends. They are in the process of expanding DAM from monthly meetups to a designated resource network for junior and mid-level personnel across the animation sector.

Paul McGrath is an Animator – Filmmaker – illustrator and Clean up Artist, based in Dublin Ireland. He co-founded Whackala with Leticia Agudo to combine their talents in Producing & Directing fiction, documentary & Animation, sometimes combining all three. This multi-formatted approach has resulted in award-winning documentaries that include animation and scripted elements. Most recently Paul has directed the frameworks short “Lady Betty” you may have seen it in a festival near you. He has worked internationally on many animation series and projects. Paul has taught animation & design in Dublin, Ballyfermot college, IADT & Coláiste Dhúlaigh. He is proficient in design, animation & visual effects software, you know the ones. Lastly Paul is a terrible networker, please talk to him at events. Visit Whackala here: https://whackala.com/

"Lady Betty" is now available on Omletto and features the amazing vocal talent of one of Irelands great Actors David Pearce and the legendary Colm Meaney (No less).

Two old friends, Paddy and Mick, are wiling away the evening in a cozy country club, trading tall tales over pints. They stumble upon re-telling the story of Lady Betty, the first and only female executioner in Ireland. As the two men bicker over the details, interrupting one another and arguing, they attempt to get her story straight, as Betty tries to eke out a meager existence with her son Padraic in the late 1700s.

It can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ-28VlgAXg

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FNI Wrapchat is Produced by PBL, Paul Webster and Edited and Mixed by Mark Monks in the heart of Dublin City Centre at the Podcast Studios. 

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