Conor Finnegan YG12
- Current Location: London / Dublin
- Studio: Nexus Production
Conor Finnegan is an animator and director with a passion for storytelling, characters and humor. Conor studied graphic design and filmmaking before falling in love with animation- for him it is the perfect mix of both mediums, design and storytelling. His graduate film, Fluffy Mc Cloud went on to win numerous awards at international film and animation festivals and allowed Conor to begin a career directing commercial projects straight out of college. In 2011 he was awarded funding by the Irish Film Board for another short film project, Fear of Flying. Fear of Flying has gone on to win dozens of awards at festivals across the globe and was long-listed for the 2012 Oscar Nominations. Conor is represented for commercial work by Nexus Production.
Project 1 of 3
Fear of Flying
A bird with a FEAR OF FLYING tries to avoid heading South for the winter. A live-action-animated short film- NO STOP-MOTION!
Written and Directed by Conor Finnegan Produced by Brunella Cocchiglia Voiced by Mark Doherty, Aoife Duffin & Steven Courtney DOP: Ivan Mc Cullough Music & Sound Design: ECHOLAB Composers: Tobias Norberg, Gavin Little, Mats Valentin Sound Design: Joe Mc Hugh, Gavin Little Characters Made by Renate Henschke Art Director: Joe Fallover
Project 2 of 3
This is a short video I was commissioned to make by Lush UK. They aim to help small charities and ask for nothing in return (ie. they don't ask for their logo to be included on the charities website, promotional material etc..) They also try to help the smaller causes that find it difficult to register as a charity/ gain support from major businesses.
Client: Lush UK (lush.co.uk) Writer: Sophie Pritchard/ Conor Finnegan Voice Over: Sophie Pritchard (Lush's Charity Manager) Sound Design: Eoghan Mc Donnell Music: Graham Newcombe Director/ Animation/ Design: Conor Finnegan
Project 3 of 3
A short film about man's misunderstanding and mixed relationship with mother nature, starring a cloud with anger management issues.
Written/ Directed/ Animated by Conor Finnegan