Jeroen Jaspaert directed Stick Man for Magic Light Pictures in 2015. The award-winning animation premiered that year on BBC One Christmas Day and achieved record ratings of 9.3 million viewers, with an overall 41% audience share, making it the fourth highest rated programme of the day. The film has won critical praise and a raft of global industry awards including the coveted Cristal for TV Production at the International Annecy Animation Festival, France; Magnolia Award for Best Animation at the Shanghai TV Festival; Rockie Award for Animation at the Banff Media Festival, Canada; and was nominated for a BAFTA at the 2016 Children’s awards.
From the makers of The Gruffalo and Stick Man, comes their latest adaptation of Julia Donaldson book, The Highway Rat. The Director of the film, Jeroen Jaspaert, will be in Kilkenny to talk about the making of the film after the screening. A glorious animated swashbuckler, The Highway Rat is based on the richly imaginative book written by […]