The 2020 recipient of the Murakami Award is Robert Cullen, creative director and founder of Boulder Media.
The Murakami Award recognises significant achievement in the field of animation. This year it will be taking place during the YouTube Student Animation Awards in the Skellig Hotel.
Since it’s inception in 2000, Boulder has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest animation studios. Robert has worked as a Director and Animation Director on shows such as Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The Amazing World of Gumball and Transformers.
He was instrumental in the reboot of 80’s classic, Danger Mouse for CBBC and went on to direct 72 episodes.
In 2015 he wrote and directed the award winning ‘Fresh Cut Grass’ which won Best Animated Short at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Robert is currently directing his first theatrical feature film, to be released in 2021. This will be the first CGI movie to be wholly produced in Ireland.