The Boy in the Bubble

    • Director

      Kealan O'Rourke

    • Credits

      Producers: Brian Willis, Stephen Smith. Writers: Kealan O'Rourke, Niall Murphy, Ray Kane.

    • Principal Cast

      Alan Rickman

  • Category

    Short
    Animation
    Family & Teen

Obsessed with magic and the supernatural, lovelorn Rupert casts a spell to protect himself from emotions after his first relationship falls apart. Unaware of the dangers of magic, his spell traps him in a bubble that separates him from the world. A film made in 3-D that provides a new spin on a common tale of failed first love, The Boy in the Bubble eschews dialogue in favour of a narration provided by Alan Rickman that proceeds in rhyming couplets.

 
Awards:
Best Animation Award at the 9th Irish Film and Television Awards 2012.
Best Short Film Award at the 23rd Galway Film Fleadh 2011.
Best Short Irish Animation Award at the 23rd Galway Film Fleadh 2011.

8 minutes, Ireland, 2011, Colour


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