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This Irish short film has just been shortlisted for an Oscar

It’s voiced by Brian Gleeson and is all about a drunk.

THIS IRISH SHORT film, voiced by Brian Gleeson, has just been shortlisted for an Academy Award.

Directed by Dublin-based Alan Holly, the nine-minute animation called Coda is the story of a drunken lost soul wandering through a city. It also won Best Animated Short at South by Southwest this year.

Here’s the trailer:

Source: and maps and plans/Vimeo

Coda is one of ten films chosen from a list of 58. Of these, five will eventually be officially nominated.

The full shortlist is:

  • The Bigger Picture – Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)
  • Coda – Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)
  • The Dam Keeper – Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)
  • Duet – Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)
  • Feast – Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Footprints – Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
  • Me and My Moulton – Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)
  • The Numberlys – William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)
  • A Single Life – Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)
  • Symphony No. 42 – Réka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

The official website for Coda, including screening dates, is here.

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