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Paul Bolger
Writer / Director / Storyboard / Concept Artist 
Waterford : Ireland
051 896 874 / 087 971 6689
Freelance - available for work
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Paul Bolger is an award winning writer, director and animation artist/illustrator. He cut his animation teeth at Sullivan Bluth Studios in the late 80's on The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven. He went onto work as a lead animator on Richard Williams classic Thief and the Cobbler and Ralph Bakshi's Cool World before returning to Ireland and opening one of Ireland's first animation studios, Dagda Film, in 1993. He has since worked on many films as a designer, story artist and writer/director - namely Werner Beinhart, Felidae, Pippi Longstocking, Help I'm A Fish, CarnivalÚ, Happily N'Ever After and most recently Pirates: Band of Misfits, Arthur Christmas and Shaun The Sheep The Movie. Paul is currently developing a slate of original projects through his company PillarStone Productions for screen and print. Top of the heap is Hound - an epic live action feature and graphic novel re-remainingimagining the life and times of ancient Ireland's most famous hero, C˙ Chulainn. Paul is also co-producing the animated feature film Outfoxed! with Andrew Fitzpatrick of Monster Entertainment.



W.I.T. - Design(Comm.) Degree and 30 years production experience.


Mac Studio Setup (Photoshop, Wacom Cintiq, etc.)

Driving Licence: Yes
Key Credits
2015 Shaun The Sheep (Animated Feature) | Storyboard Artist
Aardman Animations
2013 Coffee & Cream (Animated Short) | Writer/Director
2013 Angus (Live Action Short) | Director/Writer/Producer
PillarStone Productions
2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Animated Feature) | Storyboard Artist
Aardman Animations
2011 Arthur Christmas (Animated Feature) | Storyboard Artist
Aardman Animations
2010 Comb (Live Action Short) | Director/Writer/Producer
PillarStone Productions
2010 Hamster Heaven (Animated Short) | Writer/Director
2006 Happily N'Ever After (Animated Feature) | Director
1993 Gardens (Animated Short) | Writer/Director
1993 The Thief & The Cobbler (Animated Feature) | Lead Animator
Richard Williams Productions
1992 Cool World (Animated Feature) | Animator
Paramount Pictures
1989 All Dogs Go To Heaven (Animated Feature) | Assistant Animator
Sullivan Bluth Studios
1988 The Land Before Time (Animated Feature) | Rough Animation Inbetweener
Sullivan Bluth Studios
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