Paul McGrath

Animator / Designer / Film-maker at Whackala.

Paul McGrath is an Animator from Dublin, Ireland. He studied animation in the renowned Ballyfermot College in Dublin, but has yet to be nominated for an Oscar like some of his peers.

After graduating, he went to work for Shepard Films in Dublin for a few months and then moved to LA to work as SFX designer for Hyperion Films. Back in Ireland, he continued specialising in SFX design for Shepard Films, after which he co-founded Kavaleer Productions. He wore several hats in the company –from making tea to producing and everything in between from 1999 to 2003, when he went to Australia for a change of scenery and a break from the rain. There he worked for Liquid Animation, moving swiftly up the ranks –he got to make tea in Australia too. He has also worked as a freelance animator for many years. Since directing a 3D segment for Leticia's live-action short Shift, Paul just couldn't stay away and eventually –a couple of years of eventually- they got together and decided to set up Whackala to pursue their own projects and ideas.

Paul has also taught animation and film production for many years in three different colleges in Dublin.

Most recently Paul has branched into game design, and extensive use of Fungus. He has taught Fungus courses on behalf of the creators in numerous workshops in Dublin, Ireland.

He still make tea as well.

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