Nora Twomey




Tel: +353 (0) 56 7764481

Address: Cartoon Saloon, The Maltings, Tilbury Place, James Street, Kilkenny

Film Type: Animation




Nora Twomey is one of the founding members of the studio Cartoon Saloon, an Academy Award nominated animation studio. Over the years Nora has directed award winning shorts like From Darkness and Cúilín Dualach (Backwards Boy).


She also co-directed with Tomm Moore the Oscar nominated feature animation The Secret of Kells. Nora has also directed a number of TV commercials and continues to develop TV shows and feature films with Cartoon Saloon.



The Secret of Kells (Co-Director)

2009 – Feature


Cuilin Dualach

2005 – Animated Short


Celtic Maidens



From Darkness

2002 – Animated Short



From Darkness


Best New Irish Short Animation, Galway Film Fleadh, 2002


Best Short, Boston Irish Film Festival, USA 2003


Best Animation, Kerry film festival, Ireland 2003


Silver Award -KAFI Animation festival, USA 2003


Cúilín Dualach [Backwards Boy]


Best Animated Short, IFTA, Ireland 2005


Best short film, Cartoons on the Bay, Italy 2005


Best Animation for Children, Animadrid, 2005


Best Animation,Celtic Film Festival, 2005