Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.

The Boy in the Bubble

Narrated by Alan Rickman
Directed by Kealan O’Rourke
Produced by Brian Willis, IGLOO Films
Associate Producer Stephen Smith

Story by Kealan O’Rourke
Rhyme by Kealan O’Rourke, Ray Kane & Niall Murphy







Awards The Boy in the Bubble

  • 2013 Jury Award (1 Reel Film Festival) Winning Short Film for Animation
  • 2013 Slate Award (California Independent Film Festival) Best Animation
  • 2012 Bronze Torc Award (Celtic Film and Television Festival) Best Animation – Igloo Films (production company) and Kealan O’Rourke (Director)
  • 2012 IFTA Best Animation – Kealan O’Rourke
  • 2012 Audience Award (Palm Springs Shortfest)
  • 2011 European Federation of Film Societies Don Quijote Award (Galway Film Fleadh) Best Short Film – Igloo Films (production company) and Kealan O’Rourke (Director)
  • 2011 James Horgan Award Best Animation (Galway Film Fleadh) Best Short Irish Animation – Igloo Films (production company) and Kealan O’Rourke (Director)

Nominations The Boy in the Bubble

  • 2012 IFTA Best Short Film – Kealan O’Rourke

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