Paper Panther was founded in 2014 by Carol Freeman, Eimhin McNamara and Pádraig Fagan with the hopes of creating an ‘animaissance’ of old techniques streamlined by modern technology. We are known for our unique visuals and use of materials, storytelling and love of classical animation techniques. We work with a broad range of clients in film, advertising, television and online content.

Our studio is located in the heart of Dublin 1 within a larger artist studio space, which allows us great freedom to collaborate with other filmmakers and artists. Each member of our team is an artist in their own right and loves what they do.

Although we have a soft spot for the more bizarre animation methods, we also enjoy working digitally with the luxury of ctrl+z and sitting in a nice comfy chair. At our core, we are a small and close creative team who love animation and relish the challenge of each new project and how we can approach it in a new way.


Pádraig Fagan

Co-Founder & Director

Pádraig graduated from IADT in 2007 with a B.A. in animation. He directed The Rooster, the Crocodile, and the Night Sky, his first professional film in 2008. It was funded by the Frameworks scheme, and was produced by Barley films. It was nominated in the best short subject category at the 2010 Annie Awards. Pádraig’s latest short An Gadhar Dubh premiered at the Cork International Film Festival in November.

Carol freeman

co-founder & Director

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Eimhin mcnamara

co-founder & Director

Eimhin graduated from the National Films School IADT-DL in 2007, whereupon he, along with Pádraig created the Rooster, the Crocodile, and the Night Sky. He has since worked on numerous short film, music video and commercial projects, while also lecturing at the National Film School and hosting workshops with his Paper Panther comrades. Eimhin is also a member of indie film collective Late Night Work Club. He has dogs or is dogs, no one is quite sure which.