Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Kim Ryan 

BA [Hons] Design for Stage + Screen Character MakeUp Design

Kim is a character designer passionate and confident in skills such as concept design, makeup and hair design, digital art, photoshop, special effects prosthetic sculpting and application.

The Magic Faraway Tree - Film Adaptation

This story is set in 1940s England, In a little cottage deep in the country. Rick, the cousin of Joe, Beth and Frannie, comes to stay and he joins their secret adventures in the lands of the Faraway Tree. The four children meet many different fairy-tale creatures and get into mischief. Together they venture into many new lands at the top of the tree. For my concept I have taken this story out of the 1940s and set it in the interwar period of 1930s England. For my concept the Magical characters that the children encounter in the woods are War deserters, in which are mentally and physically damaged from the first world war. In this film adaptation the characters will be depicted as seen through the children's eyes / imagination whenever they are present.