2012 6 mins 30 secs Colour Dolby Digital Mixed Rotoscope & Key Frame Animation
Fresh Film Fest (Prague) 2012 Official Selection
Anima Mundi (Brazil) 2012 Official Selection
Animated Encounters (Bristol) 2012 Official Selection
Hiroshima International Film Festival 2012
SPARROW is struck by a plane and lands wounded in a mysterious city inhabited by anthropomorphised birds.
With the chaos of urban life all around him, Sparrow goes on a heady journey of self-discovery and is faced with a choice: should he follow his natural instinct and flee, or adapt his nature and embrace city life.
This animated short with its distinctive illustrative style is a seductively immersive experience about our unnatural love affair with the city. A film for anyone who has ever lost him or herself.
Laura Swan Sparrow Miss Miranda Dancing Bird James Thompson Paramedic/Tramp/Bouncer
Alastair McColl Director Len Rowles Producer Ingeborg Topsøe Writer Arthur Mulhern Cinematographer Thalia Eccleston Production Designer Esteban Frost Production Designer Arttu Salmi Editor Maria Anne Aburn SFX Supervisor Robin PW Blick Online Editor and Colourist Sarah Byers CG Supervisor Jonathan Hill Composer Steve Bond Sound Designer & Re-recording Mixer Louisa Thomas Costume Designer