Dáithí agus Goliath is an animated historical fantasy set in Viking age Ireland. Taking 4 years to make and being the first of our films, Daithi agus Goliath has become the cornerstone through which we have built our company.
Dáithí agus Goliath was our most successful project to date both artistically and with the general public.
On a technological level, having been the first motion captured Irish short film to be produced in Ireland at the time, the work done on this film has led to Gobstar Film expanding into many new areas of motion capture using new technologies to inspire more convincing animation.
On an artistic level, Daithi agus Goliath was the reason we often describe our style of animation as “Dark Disney”: People die, actions have repercussions but through it all, life can have grace, if you look for it.
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Watch The Making Of:
Dáithi agus Goliath was a long journey, especially for such a young team. With this in mind, in 2012, we recorded a making of video highlighting the journey from concept to the silver screen. The documentary discusses the concept, story, visual, motion capture process and sound design for the project.
Dáthi agus Golaith 893 AD VR:
- In 2017, Gobstar Film will be remaking the story from scratch in collaboration with Sciob Sceab, using new visuals, improved storyline and historical accuracy. The film remake will be called Dáithí agus Goliath 893AD and will have a VR edition for use with Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. We also have plans for a 6 part TV series which we will begin workin on, after this project