Duke Johnson

We would like to welcome Duke Johnson as our special guest for DAFF2016.

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Duke Johnson is a graduate of New York University and the American Film Institute. Anomalisa, which Duke directed alongside Charlie Kaufman, is his first feature film and was nominated for an Academy Award® in the Animated Feature Film category. Duke’s previous credits include the Adult Swim shows Moral Orel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole and Before Orel. He also directed the Emmy Award winning episode of NBC1s Community: Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas.

I was delighted to be asked to be this year’s Special Guest Director. Dublin was a place I had always been interested in visiting, but I never had the opportunity until now. Ireland’s reputation for producing talented animators is growing and I am looking forward to viewing the short films by the Irish studios and Irish students
of animation and meeting them in person.

Tickets for the screening of ANOMALISA, followed by a Q &A session will take place on 22nd October 2016 at the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire at 12pm. You can buy the tickets for the screening at www.paviliontheatre.ie