Darragh O’Connell | 10 min | Ireland | 2011
An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by his obsessive pursuit of the unified theory. Convinced that the answer somehow lay in the relationship between the numbers two, three and five, Professor Orit’s obsession started the journey which has led his former student to the top of the world.
Science for Nanos, UCD Imagine Science Film Festival
11:00am | Saturday July 6, 2012
Directed by | Darragh O’Connell
Written by | Darragh O’Connell, Austin Kenny
A graduate of animation college, Darragh O’Connell co-founded Brown Bag Films with Cathal Gaffney in 1994. Darragh produced the short film Give Up Yer Aul Sins which was nominated for an Oscar® at the 74th Academy Awards® in 2002. He subsequently directed the TV series which went on to become one of the best selling Irish DVD releases of all time.
Over the years Darragh has directed hundreds of TV commercials as well as all 52 episodes of I’m an Animal, which has sold to more than 110 countries. In 2006 he supervised and directed the animation for the Oasis music video, Masterplan.
In 2008 Darragh directed the 52 episode 3D animated series Olivia for Chorion/Nickelodeon US. He is currently directing The Octonauts for Chorion/BBC, as well as a new short film entitled 23 Degrees 5 Minutes. In 2010 Darragh was nominated for a second Academy Award® as producer of the short film Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty and has been invited to join the Academy for Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences.