Leticia’s life and career has taken her from Spain to Ireland and from theatre to film. Initially moving to the UK to study Drama, she went to Dublin to set up a theatre company with friends. After 3 years directing actors and puppets she went back to study Film Production and fulfil a passion for visual storytelling, which culminated in founding Whackala with Paul in 2006. Their innovative approach is reflected in award-winning documentaries that include animation and scripted elements. She’s a member of the European Documentary Network, Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and Women in Film and Television Ireland.
Director, producer & animator Paul studied animation in Ballyfermot College in Dublin. He has worked in Ireland, the US and Australia as clean-up artist, SFX designer, animator, technical director and producer; back in Dublin he co-founded Kavaleer Productions. After making an animated segment for Leticia’s live-action short “Shift”, they continued to collaborate and eventually set up Whackala to pursue their common interests. He produces animated apps and games for children through sister company Wakalaps, and for adults independently and with Fungus Games.
Bobby’s career started in business, studying accounting and finance in DCU. After six months in practice, and after discovering that accountancy isn’t as much fun as it sounds, he announced his long held desire to make films. To that end, he first studied in the National Media College, then Colaiste Dhulaigh CFE. He is particularly interested in fiction including writing, directing, producing and editing. In 2015 he had a coffee with the nice people at Whackala.
Now they can’t get rid of him.