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Song of the Sea

Directed by Tomm Moore

Narrative Feature
USA | 1 hour 33 minutes | 2015

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

Song of the Sea - Tomm MooreTomm Moore 

Tomm Moore was born in Newry, Northern Ireland, and studied animation at Ballyfermot College in Dublin. He co-founded the animation studio Cartoon Saloon and has written, produced, animated and directed short films and commercials. He directed the animated feature The Secret of Kells, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Song of the Sea is his second feature, and he also directed a short film portion of Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet.

Son of the Sea Poster

Film Information

Director: Tomm Moore
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime:  93 min


Producers: Tomm Moore, Ross Murray & Paul Young, Stephan Roelants, Serge & Marc Umé, Isabelle Truc, Clément Calvet & Jérémie Fajner, Frederik Villumsen & Claus Toksvig Kjaer
Art Director & Production Design: Adrien Merigeau
Screenplay: Will Collins
Original Music Composed and Orchestrated: Bruno Coulais in collaboration with Kíla
Cast: David Rawle (Ben), Brendan Gleeson (Conor & Mac Lir),  Fionnula Flanagan (Granny & Macha),  Lisa Hannigan (Bronach),  Lucy O’Connell (Saoirse), Jon Kenny (Ferry Dan & The Dreat Seanachaí), Pat Shortt (Lug),  Colm Ó’Snodaigh (Mossy), Liam Hourican (Spud & Bus Driver), Kevin Swierszcz (Young Ben)

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