Friday, March 19, 2010

Lord Mayor congratulates Richard Baneham on Oscar win

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Cllr Emer Costello has offered her warmest congratulations to Ballyfermot College graduate Richard Baneham on his Oscar win in the ‘Best Visual Effects’ category.

Lord Mayor Costello says “The Oscar win is a well-deserved triumph for Richard and the visual effects teams he worked with on the magical film ‘Avatar’. It is also a world-wide recognition for Ballyfermot College and for the technical knowledge and expertise that exist in Ireland.”

Lord Mayor Costello also congratulated the other Irish nominees whose work was recognised with Academy Award nominations. These included the team behind the animated film ‘The Secret of Kells’, Brown Bag for ‘Granny O’Grimm’ the Bray-based Octagon Films for ‘The Door’ and Peter J. Devlon for his sound mixing work on ‘Star Trek’.

“The Irish nominees were all in cutting edge technical categories and three nominees came from just one place – Ballyfermot College, Dublin. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to show-case our talents and shows how much innovation and creativity Ireland has.”

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