November 2, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

Flipped Podcast #8: Tomm Moore

Welcome to episode 8 of Flipped.  This month we chat to Cartoon Saloon, co-founder, creative director and Academy Award nominee Tomm Moore. Tomm talks about his inspiration, his love of comics and the up and downs of making his two features "The Secret of Kells" and "Song of the Sea".  We're also joined for part of the interview by Cartoon Saloon MD and Song of the Sea producer Ross Murray!  Enjoy

Podcast Contents

00:00 - Intro
01:18 - Interview start - Starting out Young Irish Film Makers & Ballyfermot
05:11 - Birth of Cartoon Saloon
07:14 - Early Work - Service work and From Darkness
08:30 - Annecy - The Cannes of animation
11:05 - Short Films and directing
12:28 - Comic art, illustration, influences & inspiration
16:28 - Rebel - the beginnings of Secret of Kells
18:50 - Getting the Finance
20:37 - Directing Kells
22:47 - An international co-production
27:34 - Putting it out there - the good & the bad
34:45 - Fan art & creator art 
37:05 - Financing the difficult second feature
45:35 - The story of Song of the Sea
51:01 - Doing things differently second time round
53:23 - Outro


Tomm's Early Films can be viewed here on the Irish Film Board's Media Hub website.

Cartoon Saloon

The wonderful Secret of Kells - Tomm's production blog can be viewed here

Limited Edition prints from the film are available here.


The gorgeous Song of the Sea.  Read Tomm's production blog here.

We wanted to say a special thanks to Tomm and Ross for taking the time to talk to us.

We hope you enjoy the podcast - let us know what you think at flippedpodcast(at) or contact us on our facebook page

Flipped was produced by Aidan McAteer & Megan McMahon, edited by Aidan McAteer and featured music from