“This is the tale of a boy who used magic…”

And so begins Alan Rickman’s introduction to the The Boy in the Bubble.

The Irish short animation which was written by O’Rourke and Ray Kane and is narrated by Alan Rickman (Harry Potter franchise, Love Actually) tells the story of Rupert, a 10 year old boy who falls hopelessly in love for the first time.  When it all goes wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again.  Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Igloo Films.  Won the IFTA Award in 2012 for Best Animation among other awards.