The Cluster Project

The Cluster Project

Over the course of the school year, Mary Smyth worked with three local primary schools to produce their very first animations. The three schools are Newtownforbes, Melview and Ballinalee. The workshops brought the children through the whole animation process; from script, storyboard and character designs to model-making, set design and stop-motion filming! The schools all chose a local story to animate and the titles of the three short films are 'The Story of Critchey McCann'; 'Queen Medbh & the cheese' & 'Granny's Wool'. Still Voices are proud to screen these wonderful films as part of our 2019 programme.

Mary Smyth

mary smyth

Mary Smyth is an Animator & Illustrator from Co. Longford. She graduated in 2017 from Limerick School of Art & Design with a B.A in Design, specialising in Animation & Motion Design.

Currently she is freelancing, creating work for clients and herself, such as; Illustrations for books and websites, Business adverts and promotional work, Paintings and short Animation pieces. In particular, she enjoys researching and exploring Irish Mythology and History; Creating and developing Stories; Designing character aesthetics; and she works mainly with Illustrations, 2D Animation and Mixed Media.


  • Date:August 15th
  • Time:1:15 - 1:30pm
  • Venue:Bog Lane Theatre
  • Admission:Free

Latest News

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still voices film society

Still Voices Film Society

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 06 January, 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Still Voices Film Society.

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Submissions for 2020 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2019

Submission call for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 now open!

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Culture Night 2019

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 09 September, 2019

Still Voices Culture Night 2019


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