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Podcast interview with ‘The Breadwinner’ director Nora Twomey

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In episode 76 of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we’re thrilled to welcome Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey, director of the Oscar®-nominated animated feature film adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s The Breadwinner.

Fulfilling a variety of key roles at the studio, Nora has served as Creative Director on projects such as preschool series Puffin Rock, as well as co-directing the 2009 feature The Secret of Kells alongside co-founder Tomm Moore, directing the short films From Darkness (2002) and Cúilín Dualach (2004) and serving as Head of Story on the Oscar®-nominated Song Of The Sea (2014).

Having received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, The Breadwinner has gone on to receive a Golden Globe nomination and multiple nominations for the Annie Awards and the Canadian Screen Awards, winning Best Animation at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards and Leeds International Film Festival.

The Breadwinner is the story of Parvana, a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, who must disguise herself as a boy and become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned

Also discussed in this episode: A look at the other animated Academy Award contenders, BAFTA nominations and early impressions of Nick Park‘s Early Man,  Stream this episode below or direct download:

Learn more about The Breadwinner at thebreadwinner.com

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Joel Benjamin
Was interviewed earlier this fall by the generous Ben Mitchell of @skwigly. Our discussion on making indy animation… t.co/HE74sUnU1u
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@mr_s_henderson @skwigly @aaronwood66 @benlmitchell You can always trust the skwigly boys to sort things out, thanks lads!
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@joannaq @skwigly Phew! That was close. I feel it will be ok now 😉
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