Castlemagner’s Will Collins is in the running for an Oscar!

Castlemagner native and screenwriter Will Collins, whose work on the hit animated film ‘Wolf-walkers’ was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, has now made it a hat-trick after the film was nominated for an Oscar. Wolfwalkers was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s ten best movies of 2020 and it has been a huge success on the Apple streaming service for several months.
Will is no stranger to Oscars fame, as his script for the film ‘Song of the Sea’ received a nomination in the best animated feature category at the Academy Awards in 2015. Made by the Kilkenny animation company The Cartoon Saloon, ‘Wolfwalkers’ tells the story of a young apprentice hunter named Robyn and her father as they journey to Ireland to wipe out the last wolf pack, and its stars include Seán Bean, Tommy Tiernan and Jon Kenny.
It has been a steep career trajectory for Will who completed an MA in screenwriting from NUI Galway and made his screenwriting debut with ‘My Brothers’ which was made in Cork in 2009. His next project is an adaptation of the best-selling graphic novel ‘This Was Our Pact’ by Ryan Andrews, which is being produced and acted in by Peter Dinklage of ‘Game of Thrones’ fame.