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Kealan O’Rourke

Animation + Film Director
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Agent
  • Trevor Astbury & Pete Stein
  • +1 424 288 2000
  • CAA
    2000 Avenue of the Stars
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
Filmography
  • Peek Zoo
    2020 — TV Series 22 × — 7 mins
  • The Christmas Letter
    2019 — TV Short — 26 mins
  • The Lost Letter
    2016 — Short Film — 8 mins
  • Havananimal
    2015 — TV Series 6 ×
  • Bolivar (in development)
    2015 — Feature Film
  • The Boy In The Bubble (in development)
    2014 — Feature Film
  • Bb Agus Bella
    2012 — TV Series 9 ×
  • The Boy In The Bubble
    2011 — Short Film — 8 mins
  • Fairycatcher
    2010 — Short Film — 13 mins
  • Inside & Out
    2007-2008 — TV Series 4 ×
  • The Fabulous Food Adventure
    2008 — TV Series — 30 mins
  • Battlestar Galactica Dark Beginnings
    2006 — TV Series
  • Flyboy
    2006 — Short Film — 4 mins
  • Silver Lining
    2005 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Before Sunrise
    2005 — Short Film — 6 mins
  • Rosebud
    2004 — Short Film — 18 mins
  • The Beauty of Darkness
    2000 — Short Film
Awards
  • 2017 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Animation. The Lost Letter
  • 2012 — Winner
    Celtic Film and Television Festival — Best Animation. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2012 — Winner
    IFTA — Best Animation. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2012 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Short Film. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2012 — Nominee
    Omaha Film Festival — Best Animation Short. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2012 — Winner
    Palm Springs International ShortFest — Best Animation. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2011 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Animation. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2011 — Winner
    European Federation of Film Societies — Don Quijote Award Best Short Film. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2010 — Winner
    Amiens International Film Festival — Prix des Enfants de la Licorne. Fairycatcher
  • 2010 — Winner
    Bram Stoker Film Academy Award — . Fairycatcher
  • 2006 — Winner
    IFB Short Shorts Award — . Flyboy
  • 2005 — Winner
    IFB Short Shorts Award — . Silver Lining
  • 2005 — Special Commendation
    Kerry Film Festival — IFB Frameworks Award. Before Sunrise
  • 2004 — Winner
    Oscailt Award — . Rosebud
  • 2001 — Winner
    Fitzpatrick’s Hotel Award — . The Beauty of Darkness

Kealan graduated from The National Film School, Ireland.  He went on to write and direct a series of award winning live-action and animation short films including Before Sunrise, the IFTA nominated The Lost Letter starring Kate Winslet and The Boy in the Bubble, narrated by Alan Rickman, which went on to win the IFTA for Best Animation along with over twenty international awards.

Children’s TV animation series include BB agus Bella (TG4), Havananimal (RTEjr.) Peek Zoo (KIKA, SRF, RTEjr) and the holiday special The Christmas Letter (Universal, KIKA) reuniting Kealan with Kate Winslet and also starring Fiona Shaw and Caitriona Balfe.

Feature writing credits include Bolivar (Warner Bros), The Houdini Box (20th Century Fox), Emily The Strange (Universal), Monster Hunter (Sony) and Danger Mouse (eOne). The live-action/animation hybrid Happy Krampus Day! (The Jim Henson Company / Walden Media) is currently in development with Kate McKinnon attached to star. Alien Xmas produced by Jon Favreau and written by Kealan will be released November 2020 on Netflix.