Little Gem Puppets Won An Award!
Our film A Big Misunderstanding won the Best Children's Film award at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival (2002) coming soon to you soon on Youtube
Some of the films we've made in our workshops
We have worked with all kinds of community groups for festivals, arts centres, youth projects - you name it! We hope you enjoy watching these films as much as we enjoyed making them!
The History Of Cloonlyon
To celebrate the 125th year of St. Patricks N.S. Cloonlyon the students documented the history of the school - with puppets.
The film unfolds like a period drama with costumes and sets appropriate to the dates. Of course there were no flowing gowns in Cloonlyon in those days but there were plenty of high jinks!
If you think your mom is mean take a look at Elder's Flowers. Elder's mother turns all her friends into flowers! How mean is that? The puppets were made and the scripts were written entirely by the participants. Produced for the Lollipops Childrens Arts Festival in Roscommon Arts Centre. Funded by The Arts Council.
The Puppet Parade.
A short film made with a group of 9-12 year old children at the Linenhall Arts Centre. The Muppet-type puppets are all made by the participants themselves. The film is a hilarious account of the St. Patricks day parade.
Ballyhaunis Talking Heads Productions
This is a collection of four short animated films made with Talking Heads Youth Group in Ballyhaunis. The films show all the jubilance of youth while also exploring issues of identity, importance of community and who has the remote control!
The project brought together young people from all nationalities and was run by Castlebar NYP. It was initiated by the Mayo VEC youth office, supported by Mayo Intercultural Action and the National Youth Council. The group was facilitated by Carmel Balfe and Tommy Casby.
Coming soon to Youtube