Friday, October 10, 2008

Give Up Yer Aul Sins - Oscar Nominated Short Film

This series, including the original Oscar-nominated short from Brown Bag Films, is based upon the 1960s recordings of young children telling Bible stories in a classroom to their schoolteacher. When a film crew arrives at an inner city Dublin National School to record the children, the result is a warm, funny and spontaneous animated documentary, featuring young children telling the story of John the Baptist, The birth of Jesus, the Crucifixion, Saint Patrick and others. "Give Up Yer Aul Sins" combines simple humour with clever animation to create films with a timeless quality which appeal to a family audience. "Give Up Yer Aul Sins" has screened in almost 50 film festivals, including The Galway Film Fleadh (where it won Best Animation), Cork Film Festival (Best Irish and Best International Animation), Cartoons on Bay (Special Award for Original Idea), New York Comedy Festival, Boston Irish Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ANGEL


THE BIRTH OF JESUS


JOHN THE BAPTIST


LAZARUS


HEALING THE BLIND


THE DEATH OF JESUS

9 comments:

Great Googly Moogly! said...

Really nice, Jeff. Thanks for posting these. I really liked these videos. I couldn't always make out all the words, but these videos were very cool and touching. I also really liked the animation...kind of "crude" (seemingly simply) but beautifully done.

And I promise not to dissect the children's theology :-)

(Adults, however, are fair game!) :-)

I'll just sit back with these and enjoy the show!

thekingpin68 said...

It reminds me of some 70s animation when I was kid.

Artistic.

Russ:)

thekingpin68 said...

It reminds me of some 70s animation from when I was kid.

Artistic.

Russ:)

valerie lynn said...

Wow do those videos take me back (I grew up in the 70's) and I really miss those type of cartoons. Thanks for posting them and thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Blessings!

Tamela's Place said...

SOOO Cute! Thank you for sharing Jeff.. I enjoyed those..

Jeff said...

GGM,

Really nice, Jeff. Thanks for posting these. I really liked these videos. I couldn't always make out all the words, but these videos were very cool and touching. I also really liked the animation...kind of "crude" (seemingly simply) but beautifully done.

Thanks! I'm really glad you enjoyed them!

And I promise not to dissect the children's theology :-)

LOL! Yes, their understanding in these videos is not perfect.

(Adults, however, are fair game!) :-)

LOL!

I'll just sit back with these and enjoy the show!

Cool. Thanks for your comments, Jason!

Jeff said...

It reminds me of some 70s animation when I was kid.

Artistic.

Russ:)


Thanks, Russ, for your faithful comments!

Jeff said...

Wow do those videos take me back (I grew up in the 70's) and I really miss those type of cartoons. Thanks for posting them and thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Blessings!

Valerie,

You're welcome. And I'm really glad you stopped by and left a comment! Please come again!

Jeff said...

SOOO Cute! Thank you for sharing Jeff.. I enjoyed those..

Thanks, Tamela! Your comments are always appreciated.