In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
Notes From the Master illuminators: Audio Commentary with the DIrector, Co-Director, and Art Director; The Voices of Ireland: Voice Recording Sessions with Brendan Gleason, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, and Mick Lally; Director’s Presentation of Pre-Production Sketches and Inspirational Images; Pencil to Picture; Early Concept Trailer; Aisling at the Oscars; Theatrical Trailer
2010 Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Nomination;
2009 Annecy International Animated Film Festival: Audience Award Winner;
2009 Edinburgh International Film Festival: Audience Award Winner;
Official Selection Berlinale International Film Festival;
Official Selection New York International Children's Film Festival