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World premiere of Terry Pratchett’s The Duel tonight in the Science Gallery

16th Oct 2013


The world premiere of animated short The Duel, which was part-funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, will take place in the Science Gallery, Dublin, tonight.

The Duel was produced by the Animation Hub, a collaboration between the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Irish company Giant Animation Studios. World-renowned fantasy and science fiction novelist and Adjunct Professor of English at TCD, Sir Terry Pratchett, leant his expertise to the production, working with both institutions and the team from Giant Animation Studios.

Set in the Unseen University of Terry Pratchett's Discworld, this animated film blends fantasy and reality, with notable Irish landmarks dotted amongst its unreal environments.
Commenting on his involvement in the project, Sir Terry Pratchett said, "The Duel is something new from something old. Discworld was borrowed by the students in the Animation Hub to produce a wholly new adventure. It's wonderful to see this type of project supported and made real -- and we had a lot of fun while we were at it."

Managing Director of Giant Animation Studios, Daniel Spencer, said, "It was great to work with Sir Terry Pratchett on The Duel. It was also important that we were able to harness and nurture so much upcoming talent as students moved in and out of the pipeline for this production."

The Duel was supported through funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, Trinity College Dublin, Giant Animation Studios and Ballyfermot College of Further Education.


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