"Titan and Friends": Watch the New Animation!

Titan and Friends was created by classes from schools in Dublin, Derry/Londonderry, and Belfast! 

In the autumn of 2022, Fighting Words NI, Fighting Words and Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland's leading creative media arts centre, brought together three classes of primary school students to create a new story set in and around their school communities at the invitation of the Shared Island Initiative.

Teams of Fighting Words mentors, animators and audio engineers from Nerve Centre visited each school to create and record a brilliant story in three parts.

The story begins in Dublin, where the pupils of St Mary's Primary School created Titan the Cat and his best friend Eddie. The story then moves to Derry/Londonderry, where the pupils of St Patrick's Primary brought our characters on a tour of the city. Then, the end of the story was written by the pupils of Nettlefield Primary School, taking the characters on a trip to Belfast. 




The finished film was completed in late November 2022 and had its premiere to over 150 invited guests at the Government of Ireland's Shared Island Forum event at Dublin Castle on 5 December. The Shared Island Initiative aims to harness the full potential of the Good Friday Agreement to enhance cooperation, connection and mutual understanding on the island and engage with all communities and traditions to build consensus around a shared future.

The event showcased the work completed to date as part of the Initiative, announced plans for the future and showcased creativity of people across the island, including music and dance as well the screening of Titan and Friends.

A big thank you to all the schools involved in creating Titan and Friends!