First Look: Song of the Sea, the new film from the director of Secret of Kells

Tomm Moore, director of the magical, beautiful The Secret of Kells, is back with a new film, Song of the Sea

According to Moore, Song of the Sea “is the story of Saoirse, the last Selkie child, and her brother Ben. When their mother disappears  they are sent away to live with their grandmother in the city. But on Halloween night they decide to sneak away to get back home to their lighthouse by the sea. On their journey they encounter the forgotten creatures of a fading folklore, and discover that Saoirses song is the key to their survival; however, Saoirse cannot sing or even speak without her Selkie coat, which their father has taken from her for fear of losing her like their mother before her. So it becomes a sort of race against time to reunite her with her coat and save the fairyfolk.”

The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. The film features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

Song of the Sea will be released in the US this fall by GKIDS.

For more info — and THE TRAILER! — check out Animation Scoop’s great interview with Tomm Moore and the film’s official website.

It tastes like sink
Mo after trying a cigarette


Playing a co-op game for the first time with friends who are very good at it


person: so where did you learn html?
me: not.... neopets...

i wanna go get din din but like… my roommate is out w/ her godfather so i’d be all alone and i’m so….. far…….. from the dining hall……………….



i drew a charcoal self-portrait today. it’s for class and it’s due tomorrow, two feet by three feet. i concentrated especially on getting my chin and my eyebrows accurate because they were things i hated growing up, and i tried to make them real, and i tried to make them beautiful, because i am beautiful, i am a strange creature and i am beautiful and i need to remember that. every little bit of me is beautiful and is meant to be there.