Matthew has just completed the score for a short animation called ‘In a Pig’s Eye’ by Irish animator John Paul Molloy, the founder of Twisted Animator Productions and Irish audio specialist Michael Nestor (visit Michael Nestor’s website). The film, which features the voice of eminent Australian Actor (Barry Otto at IMDB), was developed through the School of Audio Engineering in Sydney and has been entered internationally in short film competitions.
The score was recorded at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and features the University of Tasmania Chamber Soloists String Orchestra under the direction of Peter Tanfield.
‘It is not the best lit place in the world. Meat hooks hang on the wall. A chart depicting a
pig and its various meat cuts is pasted to a wall. We see the walls are some what
weathered with bumps and scratches and the checkered tiles on the floor look old and
grimy. A cartoon boar provides strange relief from the somber surroundings
There is a row of pig corpses lining the back wall. A meat cleaver encrusted with blood
has been firmly stuck into a large cutting table so that it sits upright.
In the center of the table sits a pigs’ head wearing glasses. A butcher, skinny, unshaven and weary looking is standing in front of the cutting block. His sleeves are rolled up…….’
John Paul Molloy was born in Dublin Ireland on the 24th of September 1978. He grew up in Arklow , Co. Wicklow. From 1990 to 1997 he attended St Kevin’s Christian Brothers High School and graduated with honors.
From 1997 to 2000 he attended the Dun Laoire Institute of Art Design and Technology in Co. Dublin and completed a Diploma in Design Communications.
In August of 2000 JP moved to Australia on the strength of a working holiday visa. Falling in love with the way of life here and after returning to Ireland in 2002 he decided to continue his Studies in Sydney, Australia.
Upon completing his Diploma of Screen at Sydney’s Computer Graphics College in 2005 he went on to expand his studies with a B.A & Honors in Digital Film and Animation at SAE Sydney.
With a passion for film and story telling, especially in the form of animation that incorporates visual effects. He has worked for Newtown based visual effects company FUEL as a Render Wrangler on many projects including the upcoming Hollywood feature Charlotte’s Web. The time John Paul has spent in Australia has been both a learning experience and a joy. Currently he is working on animation projects with an aim to stand the test of time.