Niall O'Brien (voice of Harold & Marv) with Rory and Robbie

The musicians, composer, conductor and directors at the music recording session
The Film

When the man who always finishes last finds his luck is turning around his rival from across the valley will go to any measures to even up the scales.

It premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland on the 14th July 2007.

"Charred and Feathered" can be viewed in full on the Irish Film Board Website:

This film was produced under the FRAMEWORKS scheme with
the support of The Irish Film Board, The Arts Council and RTÉ.


Writers & Directors
Rory Byrne, Robbie Byrne & Ronan McMeel

Art Direction - Ronan McMeel

Layouts & Backgrounds -Ronan McMeel

Character Design - Tom Caulfield

Robbie Byrne, Rory Byrne, Tom Caulfield

Voices & Foley
Niall O’Brien, Ronan McMeel, Robbie Byrne, Rory Byrne

Sound Recording - Kieran Horgan

Scanning, Ink & Paint, Compositing
Eamonn O’Neill, Marah Curran, Donal Mangan

Background Assistant - Ciaran Duffy

Animation Assistants
Louise Bagnall, Richie McEnteggart, Chris O’Hara

Original Music - Michael Fleming

Lloyd Byrne (Percussion)
Kate Ellis (Cello)
Sebastien Petiet (Mandolin)
Michael Seaver (Clarinet)
Marta Siermantowska (Accordian)

Conductor - Vincent Kennedy

Final Sound Mix - Michelle Cunniffe, Ardmore Sound

Producer - Barry O’Donoghue

Associate Producer - Niamh O’Donoghue

Thanks to

Matt & Ruth, Eugene Heavey, Aidan Heavey

Richie Baneham, Fergal Reilly, Jack Hsu
Mike Nguyen, Peter Sohn, Teddy Newton
Jennifer Cardon-Klein, Stephan Franck
Eric & Sue Goldberg

Jane Doolan (The Arts Council), Fran Byrne Keaveney (IFB)
Eilish Kent & Seamus Duggan (RTE)

Louise Ryan, Marketing Executive, (IFB)

Alan Collins, Ardmore Sound

Eliana Pulvirenti & Dolby Laboratories (UK)

Barbara Henkes (Filmbase)

Irish Film Board Short Schemes Co-ordinator - Jill McGregor

All the supportive staff at the Irish Film Board

Festivals & Screenings

Zaragoza Cinematheque, Zaragoza City, Spain, 6-9 October 2010

ANIMADRID - The International Festival of the Animated Image of Pozuelo de Alarcón-Community of Madrid
Madrid, Spain, September 23rd to October 1st, 2010

“Summer Sensational 2010

A weekend of free screenings organized by the Temple Bar Cultural Trust from 8-11 July 2010. “Charred and Feathered” will screen at 5pm in Culture Box, Temple Bar, Saturday 10th July.

National Television Broadcast - RTE 2, Ireland, 24 May 2010

Euganea Film Festival 2009
Este/Monselice/Colli Euganei (Padua), Italy, 3-19 July 2009

26th International Young Audience Film Festival ALE KINO!
Poznan, Poland, 12-20 December 2008, Screening out of competition

PAF 2008 Animation Film Festival, Olomouc, Czech Republic,
11 -14 December 2008

Encounters 14th International Short Film Festival, Bristol, UK,
18-23 November 2008

34th Festival Internacional de Filmets, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain,
14-22 November 2008

40th Bolzano Short Film Festival, ('No Words' Competition),
Italy, 12-15 November '08

28th Amiens International Film Festival, France,
7-16 November 2008

22nd Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany,
4-9 November 2008

XIth. La Boca del Lobo’s Internacional Short-film Festival,
Madrid, Spain, International Scene,
Thursday 23rd October, 19:30

ANIMEST International Animation Film Festival
Bucharest, Romania, 3-12 October2008

Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival, Ireland, 31 August 2008

Anima Mundi - International Animation Festival of Brazil
Rio de Janeiro 11-20 July, Sao Paulo 23-27 July 2008

48th Zlin International Film Festival for Children & Youth
Zlin, Czech Republic, 1-8 June 2008

FANT - Fantasy Film Festival of Bilbao, Spain, 8-16 May 2008

Festival "Mauvais Genre", International Genre Film Festival,
Tours, France, 15-17 May 2008

Mid-Ulster Film Festival
An Creagán, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 2-4 May 2008

Festival BIMINI, 6th International Festival of Animated Film
City of Batumi, Georgia, Autonomous Republic of Ajar, 24-27 April 2008
Competition Screening – Films for Adults

8th Jameson Belfast Film Festival, Northern Ireland, 10-19 April 2008

Britspotting - British/Irish Film Festival, Berlin, Germany,
10-16 April 2008

Cartoons on the Bay, International Showcase, Salerno, Italy,
10-13 April 2008

19th Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey,
7-14 November 2007

SITGES – Festival International de Cinema de Catalunya,
Sitges, Spain, 4-14 October 2007

Galway Film Fleadh, Galway, Ireland, 10-15 July 2007


This film was produced under the FRAMEWORKS scheme
with the support of The Irish Film Board, The Arts Council and RTÉ.

All artwork copyright Barley Films 2004-2010