Independent Animation, the companion podcast series to my book I meet David OReilly who, in the past decade, has amassed a significant fanbase through the international success of his independently-produced auteur animation projects.
While in the UK to present a retrospective and lecture at the London International Animation Festival, David and I found some time to discuss the atypical path of his career that, alongside commercial work for Spike Jonze, Adult Swim and Adventure Time, has seen him build an international following through his multi-award-winning independent projects RGB XYZ, Octocat Adventures, Please Say Something, The External World, 109645790437692847650 and, more recently, the abstract gaming experiences Mountain (2014) and Everything (2017).
In this interview David elaborates on the circumstances of his most
career-defining projects as well as the nature of success, managing
expectations and staying grounded while being true to one’s work and
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