It’s always nice to see when a young creative lives up to, nay surpasses, the praise we heap on them and that is certainly the case with Eamonn O’Neil. Back in August 2011, we came across this stunning talent and his trailer for I’m Fine Thanks. Just from the 21 second clip, his technical and creative brilliance was clear for all to see even though he still had a year remaining before graduating from The Royal College of Arts.
Well, now Eamonn is a graduate dripping with awards bestowed upon him for his films and drawings. And if you’re in any doubt as to why these awards have flown his way so quickly, one viewing of I’m Fine Thanks in full will explain everything. Not only is the animation spectacular, but the narrative contains a textured depth that resonates with the viewer, exploring how far we can be pushed before breaking out into violent outrages. While the macabre content unfolds, a creeping sense of despair, sympathy and sadness is evoked by a director and animator at the top of his game.
But that’s just the thing – this is only the beginning! Eamonn’s latest offering, Left is set for release in full soon after being screened around the world at film festivals having already won the best Irish short film award at the Corona Cork Film festival 2012. Judging from the trailer, it’s going to be quite something. We can’t wait to see it all!
Long may Eamonn reign!
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