Irish animation house Brown Bag Films is set to begin pre-production on their first feature length animated film early next year. Nightglider will be co-produced by Brown Bag Films and Wind Dancer Films, and directed by Brown Bag Films’ creative director Darragh O’Connell.
Brown Bag will also be the lead animation studio for the production. Wind Dancer will partially finance the film, and secure additional financing for the project through advance international and domestic sales. Wind Dancer is best known for its live-action feature projects, including the Mel Gibson feature What Women Want. Nightglider will mark its first animated feature.
The film will be written by Jeremy Shipp, and produced by Brown Bag Films’ Gregory R. Little with Wind Dancer’s Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Dete Meserve and Judd Payne. Little developed the project and brought it to Brown Bag upon joining the company.
The animated film will tell the story of a flying squirrel raised as a tree squirrel who becomes convinced that he’s a super-hero when he discovers that he can fly.
Brown Bag Films was founded in 1994 by Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O’Connell in Dublin, Ireland. Brown Bag Films have a slate of original television and family feature properties in active development and are also engaged in international co-productions and service work.