Sara Barton’s Exclusive Interview with Tomm Moore. Live at SBR studios!

The walls of the SBR studio are littered with the signatures of famous musicians and celebrities. This is a sacred moment in SBR history, as Tomm Moore signs SBR’s wall. Aisling and Pangur Ban brought magic into the SBR studio.

3/10/2010- Sara Barton


This Wednesday, I had the rare pleasure of interviewing Tomm Moore, the director of the Oscar-nominated film, The Secret of Kells, live at the Samurai Beat Radio studio.

Tomm and I sat down for a once in a lifetime interview, we talked about his experience at the Oscar’s, The Secret of Kells, and more; words can’t describe it, you’ll have to listen to it for yourself.

The Secret of Kells, is a beautiful hand-drawn film, with a rich tapestry of Irish history and culture. It’s a must-see film, featuring a cast of memorable characters.

It’s the story of a young boy named Brendan, a remote medieval outpost, under siege from barbarian raids. Brendan life is about to change when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. In order to help complete this magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? (Gkids)

This is the first time an Oscar nominee has graced Samurai Beat Radio’s studio. As Tomm would say it was “a surreal” experience. The staff and I were in awe. I will treasure this moment for the rest of my life, not only as a reporter for SBR but as an artist and animation lover. We’re honored to have had the privilege to interview Tomm. We would like to congratulate him again on his nomination and wish all the best for the future.


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The Secret of Kells – official website-
The Blog of Kells:

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) main website:


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