TRAILER
The antagonist of a theater production becomes increasingly unsettled by the sudden return of the former lead actor. ​​​​​​​
FILM STILLS
A selection of still frames from the film.

Character Animation by Mikai Geronimo

Character Animation by Mikai Geronimo

Character Animation by Mikai Geronimo

Crowd Animation by Ina Albrecht

Character Animation by Giorgia McKenna

Animation by Mikai Geronimo

DEVELOPMENT ART
A selection of development art I worked on from initial concept to final designs.
Story development notes from sketchbook.
Story development notes from sketchbook.

Story development notes. Script and sketchbook.

Sourced artists mood board. Black Swan, Mephisto, Jorge Gonzalez, Robert Valley, Damian Chazelle

Sourced artists reference board.

Location research mood board. Birdman, Theater Backstage, Rope Pulley System

Theater location research board.

Field research from The Gate Theater Dublin.

Field research. The Gate Theater, Dublin.

Visual Structure Charts. Bruce Block.

Visual structure graphs and early composition exploration thumbnails.

Exploratory character sketches

Character design exploration.

Emil Djakub and Kate early design exploration

Exploratory character sketches.

Early design exploration for Djakub, Kate and Emil.

Exploratory character head concepts.

Emil head turn around model sheet.

Emil  character head model sheet.

Character face lighting chart.

Character face lighting animation test.

Theater locaiton design exploratory sketches. Green room, costume room, Djakubs desk

Location design work.

Theater stage and catwalk concepts.

Stage concept sketches and catwalk elevation design.

Djakubs costume room table layout concept.

Djakub's desk concept.

Kate and Djakubs costume rooms. Layout and colour concepts.

Costume room concept design work.

Djakub's changing room concept.

Early visual development still.

Theater stage design concepts.

Theater backdrops for acts of play. Opening, Feather, Death, Rise, Fall.

3D theater reference diorama.

3D theater reference diorama.

Kitchen and prop knife model sheet

Kitchen knife and prop knife model sheet.

Fall of the Ibis King colour script

Colour script.

BACKGROUND ART
A selection of backgrounds and I made for the film with oil pastel.
Fall of the Ibis King animation background oil pastel
Theater stage background art oil pastel
Fall of the Ibis King Theater Background Art
Fall of the Ibis King prop tree
Kate changing room oil pastel background
Kate changing room door oil pastel background
Fall of the Ibis King oil pastel background
Kate changing room chair background art
Backstage theater oil pastel background
Theater wings oil pastel background art
Theater stage from above oil pastel background
Fall of the Ibis King finale oil pastel background
ANIMATION
A selection of shots I animated.
DIRECTED BY
Mikai GERONIMO &  Josh O'CAOIMH 

WRITTEN BY
Josh O'CAOIMH 

ANIMATION
Mikai GERONIMO 
Giorgia MCKENNA 
Josh O'CAOIMH 
Charles-Henri SANSON 

ADDITIONAL ANIMATION
Ina ALBRECHT 
Marie-Liesse COUMAU 
Deither KIRBY-JAY 
Patrick O'CALLAGHAN 

BACKGROUNDS & COMPOSITING
Josh O'CAOIMH 

SOUND DESIGN
Niall DELAHAN 
Stephen HENNESY 
Cathal HUGHES 

MUSIC
Alexey VOYTENKO (Kiev, Ukraine)

CAST
Sean MCMANUS 
Ava FARREL 
Eoin O'SULLIVAN 
Jack MCHUGH 
Anna LAWLOR 
Conor MCNALLY 
Aisling SMITH
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