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Directed by Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

Ireland | Fiction | 103

Everyone who registers for this free event will have access to stream the film within a limited window of time, and views must be completed within 24 hours of starting. Viewing of the film is restricted geographically to California only. The live Q&A will take place on this page, and a video recording will be posted here shortly afterward.


Film Available to Stream

Wed, Dec 9 at 5:00 pm – Sat, Dec 12 at 11:00 am PST

Live Q&A

Sat, Dec 12 at 10:30 am PST

Streaming Window Ended


Co-directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart and Production Designer Maria Pareja are expected for the live Q&A on December 12 at 10:30 am PST.


Join us for an online screening of the Apple Original Film Wolfwalkers, the beautiful and magical animated feature from the gifted storytellers at Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon, and enjoy a fun and educational Q&A with the filmmakers. Our special guests will also be doing some live drawing that participants can follow along with at home.

In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

Recommended for ages 7 and up. The film is rated PG by the MPAA for sequences of violence and peril, scary images, some thematic elements and brief language

This special event, hosted by SFFILM Education, has been put together with children, parents, and teachers in mind. It is also free and open to the public. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A by sending in questions privately to our moderator.

Co-Director Tomm Moore

Over Cartoon Saloon’s history, Tomm Moore has worked as director, art director, storyboarder, animator, and illustrator on a range of projects from commercials to service work for feature films and TV series, as well as a number of short films projects. Tomm has directed two universally successful feature films, both of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature: The Secret of Kells (2010), and the spiritual follow-up, Song of the Sea (2015). Tomm also co-directed (with Ross Stewart) the “On Love” segment for The Prophet, a feature animation produced by Salma Hayek based on one of the best-selling books of all time. Tomm received the Directors Guild of Ireland and America’s Finder’s Series Award in 2008 and European Director of the year at Cartoon Movie in 2009.

Co-Director Ross Stewart

Ross Stewart has been painting, illustrating, designing, and working in animation for over 20 years. Earlier in his career, Ross worked primarily in Visual Development and Art Direction including roles on three Oscar-nominated movies — Art Director and Concept Artist for The Secret Of Kells and Song of the Sea, respectively, both for Cartoon Saloon; and Visual Development on ParaNorman with Laika Studios. More recently he has moved from art direction into directing, working with Tomm Moore on The Prophet and now the latest Cartoon Saloon feature, Wolfwalkers. As a freelance conceptual artist Ross has worked for many animation and film studios worldwide on award winning projects and has illustrated books and literature for a variety of publishers. His paintings are exhibited throughout Ireland and the UK and held in collections worldwide. He is a nature lover and would gladly sit under an oak tree all day long.

Production Designer Maria Pareja

Maria Pareja is a Spanish-born, Ireland-based production designer and art director. She studied Engineering for three years, realized that wasn’t for her, transferred to an animation course at U-tad (Madrid, Spain), and hasn’t looked back since! Maria moved to Kilkenny in 2018 to work for her dream studio, Cartoon Saloon, initially as a scene illustrator before moving into design, and from there into production design on Wolfwalkers. Currently she is art directing a project for Greenpeace. She has also illustrated children’s books for Spanish publisher SM, as well as pursuing her own animated projects. Maria is a keen musician, passionate about plants, and loves to doodle in her sketchbook for hours on the train.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Runtime 103

Country Ireland/Luxembourg/France

Director Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart