Oscar nominee from Boyle says there’s never been ‘a better time’ to get into the animation industry

Two Oscar nominees that will be making their way down the red carpet in March will be familiar names to people in the North West.

Martin McDonagh whose mother comes from Easkey in west Sligo has been nominated in a number of categories this year for his movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Paul Young from Boyle is the CEO and founder of Cartoon Saloon – a well-known animation firm based in Kilkenny.

This week they received an Oscar nomination for their latest film “The Breadwinner”. It’s the third time they have been nominated for an Oscar.

Ocean FM News caught up with Paul Young this evening and he spoke to us about the film, the industry and his links to his homeplace despite the huge success of his work around the globe: