Screen success for Rory

By Amy Lewis

Published 07/07/2015 | 00:00

Rory at the Royal TV Society Student Television Awards.
Rory at the Royal TV Society Student Television Awards.

Wexford Town local Rory Conway can certainly be described as a picture of success after receiving the award for 'Best Undergraduate Animation' at the Royal TV Society Student Television Awards in London.

Rory, who is the son of the director of Emblem Weavers Jim Conway, was awarded the prize for his short animation 'Shoot'.

The film was produced in 2014 while Rory was studying Animation in Ballyfermot College of Further Education. It has since been screened internationally and is currently up for an NDU International Film award in Lebanon. Rory, who now lives in Carlow is 'overwhelmed' with the prize.

'I feel so privileged and honoured to be representing my college as this is the first time it has been nominated for this award,' he said. 'I know I have made my family so proud and I must thank them all for all their guidance and support, especially my wife Jane.'

Rory described the film as a 'dark comedy' about an assassination attempt gone wrong.

He currently works as Animator in Residence for Cartoon Saloon, a Kilkenny-based animation studio that has been nominated for Academy Awards. Their latest film 'Song of the Sea' will screen nationwide from July 10.

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