Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg


SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological selkies of Irish folklore who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

Director's Biography

Tomm Moore was born in Newry, Northern Ireland, and studied Animation at Ballyfermot College in Dublin. He
co-founded the animation studio Cartoon Saloon and has written, produced, animated and directed short films and commercials. He directed the animated feature THE SECRET OF KELLS, which was nominated for both the European Film Awards and an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. SONG OF THE SEA is his second feature and he has directed a segment of Kahlil Gibran’s THE PROPHET.

INTERVIEW with Tomm Moore

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Tomm Moore

Written by: Will Collins

Produced by: Paul Young

Editing: Darragh Byrne

Production Design: Adrien Merigeau

Original Score: Bruno Coulais

Animation: Fabian Earlinghauser, Sean McCarron

Nominations and Awards

  • European Animated Feature Film 2015