Da Vinci honour for Irish animator
Published 29/05/2011 | 05:00
As part of the centenary year of the Rotary Club Dublin, the 37th Leonardo da Vinci award was presented to Irish animator David O'Reilly.
The award was established in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Florence, Italy, as an annual international prize named after artist Da Vinci, to be presented to young people involved in the study of the sciences, technology, literature and arts.
Mr O'Reilly has become something of a phenomenon.
At 15 years old, a love of drawing led him to an internship at a local animation studio, where he learned the ropes and excelled, teaching himself to use 3D software.
In 2005, he was given the keys to an unused private theatre with an enormous film library, and since then has created a wide variety of independent short films.