Distillery Films: Sullivan Sails to Markets

Distillery Films have launched financing for new series Sullivan Sails, developed with support from Screen Ireland. Sullivan Sails is an animated series for children aged 3 to 5. It encourages a love of adventure, exploration and imagination in young audiences, while introducing them to incredible facts about geography, the environment, and international cultures. Sullivan is fascinated by maps, and aspires to grow up to be a cartographer and explorer. Every day, he opens up his atlas and dreams up of new places to travel to. 

Sullivan Sails has recently been pitched at Mipcom in Cannes and at the Content London conference. The project is actively seeking broadcast and production partners and is seeking an August 2022 launch.

Distillery Films is a new production company focusing on original content for young audiences, promoting values of learning, growth, and diversity. With a background in international co-production, they offer a wide spectrum of services to clients seeking to produce animation in Ireland.

Distillery Films Founder, Jonathan Clarke also teamed up with Paper Panther as Producer for the paint-on-glass Short The Bird & the Whale  which has picked up its 33rd Award earlier this month.

Carol Freeman’s debut short film picked up the Kid’s Jury award at Fancine and Best Character Based Short at Los Angeles Animation Festival.
The animation was produced in a custom stopmotion studio by a team of 6 artists at Paper Panther. The film’s 7 minutes are made up of 4300 paintings, and overall took 14 months to paint.
It has screened at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Anima Mundi, Cleveland International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival and at Cannes Film Festival as part of the Animation Nights New York Special Selection.