Nora recently talked to John Meagher from the Irish Independent about her journey getting to where she is today.
She dropped out of school at 15 and took a factory job before finding her calling in animation. Now, Cork's Nora Twomey - one of the founders of the Oscar-nominated Cartoon Saloon - is working with Angelina Jolie and has been hailed by Variety as one to watch.
It may be one of the most creative places in the country - and a leading light in Ireland's renaissance as an animation nation - but the studios of Cartoon Saloon are easy to miss. Located in a lane-way close to St Mary's Cathedral in the heart of Kilkenny city, this innocuous- looking building would be easily overlooked if you were none the wiser. Those who visit this vibrant tourist town might expect a place that has twice been Oscar-nominated to be a bit more visible, but the trio behind it seem to like it just the way it is.
We are so happy to bring to you the official trailer for our upcoming feature film,
The Breadwinner. Based on the best-selling children's novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of 11 year old Parvana who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father's life. Parvana's father Nurullah had told stories about history and imagination to Parvana as she helped him in the marketplace of Taliban controlled Kabul in the year 2001.