Paul Bolger – Writer/Artist/Producer
Paul earned his Animation stripes on Don Bluth’s The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go To Heaven and Richard Williams’ classic The Thief & The Cobbler. He also contributed animation, design and direction to Werner Beinhart, Cool World, Felidae, Pippi Longstocking, Carnivalé, Help I’m A Fish and more. He has also written and directed a number of animated shorts – Gardens, Hamster Heaven, Coffee & Cream, and the live-action Comb and Angus. Paul directed the CG feature Happily N’Ever After and recently contributed storyboards to the Aardman feature films Arthur Christmas, Pirates: Band of Misfits and Shaun The Sheep Movie while continuing to develop a slate of original projects for screen and print including the graphic novel trilogy and live action feature adaptation of Celtic hero, Cú Chulainn called HOUND.
Barry Devlin – Co-Writer
Barry is a musician, screenwriter, director and member of 1970’s Celtic Rock band Horslips. He produced a number of U2 videos in the 1980s and as a screenwriter he worked on TV series such as Perfect Scoundrels, Darling Buds Of May, Ballykissangel and The Clinic and originated mini series for the BBC: Runway One, Soul Survivors, and The Signal Box. His film work includes the features Lapsed Catholics and All Things Bright And Beautiful, both as writer / director, and the films A Man Of No Importance, Spaghetti Slow, Not Afraid, Not Afraid and A Kiss For Jed, as writer. His film with Liam Neeson The Virgin Of Las Vegas is in development, and his Sunday night BBC series My Mother And Other Strangers aired to great acclaim in late 2016.
Hugh Welchman – Editor/Producer
Hugh got his first professional experience producing short films for Monty Python, and then set up BreakThru Films. In 2008 Hugh was awarded an Oscar for BreakThru’s first major production, Peter and the Wolf. The film also picked up several other top prizes including the Annecy Cristal and the Rose D’or. Peter and the Wolf premiered at a sold out Royal Albert Hall accompanied live by Philharmonia Orchestra, then at the Hollywood Bowl, and has since been performed at over 70 concert halls worldwide. His next film, Magic Piano & the Chopin Shorts premiered in Beijing’s Forbidden City with pianist Lang Lang, then at London’s South Bank Centre and New York’s Lincoln Centre, and has since been performed in 30 major venues around the world with live solo piano accompaniment. Aside from film Hugh has produced and edited the Graphic Novel series, HOUND, by Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin, winner of Best Graphic Novel, Best Story and Best Artwork at Irish Comic Awards. After falling in love with Polish painter and director, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh also fell in love with her film project, Loving Vincent, and has been working with her on it ever since. Loving Vincent is Hugh’s feature film writing and directing debut.