Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Wren Petkov 

BA [Hons] Animation

Hi! I'm Wren, a story artist with a love of adventure! Originally from sunny Sofia, Bulgaria, I'm now working hard to tell stories that have a sense of place and move people. Below you can see some work from my film ‘You've got this, Allie’, as well as some of the storyboarding work I've done outside the course. To check out more of my work, including storyboards, other films I've directed, and personal work, make sure to look at my portfolio website, linked below!

"You've got this, Allie"

A 5 minute short film about the feeling of moving somewhere new for the first time and the people you meet along the way. It'll premiere later this year.

“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”: An examination of Hayao Miyazaki’s filmmaking, or how love can save the world

Following Miyazaki through the development of “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”, I examine how he constructs narratives with thematic meaning at the center, prioritizing space, emotion, and self-expression, and learn what it means to make a film.