Nora Twomey

Animation Director


  • The Secret of Kells
    2009 — Feature Film
  • Cúilín Dualach
    2005 — Animated Short
  • Celtic Maidens
    2003 — Short Film
  • From Darkness
    2002 — Animated Short
  • 2005 — Winner
    IFTA — Best Animated Short. Cúilín Dualach (Backwards Boy)
  • 2005 — Winner
    Cartoons on the Bay — Best short film. Cúilín Dualach (Backwards Boy)
  • 2005 — Winner
    Animadrid — Best Animation for Children. Cúilín Dualach (Backwards Boy)
  • 2005 — Winner
    Celtic Film Festival — Best Animation. Cúilín Dualach (Backwards Boy)
  • 2003 — Winner
    Boston Irish Film Festival — Best Short. From Darkness
  • 2003 — Winner
    Kerry film festival — Best Animation. From Darkness
  • 2003
    KAFI Animation festival — Silver Award Winner. From Darkness
  • 2002 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best New Irish Short Animation. From Darkness

Nora Twomey is one of the founding members of the studio Cartoon Saloon, an Academy Award nominated animation studio. Over the years Nora has directed award winning shorts like ‘From Darkness’ and ‘Cúilín Dualach’ (Backwards Boy).

She also co-directed with Tomm Moore the Oscar nominated feature animation ‘The Secret of Kells’. Nora has also directed a number of TV commercials and continues to develop TV shows and feature films with Cartoon Saloon.