'How do you explain your body’s strange transformations to your lover?'
"An emotionally wresting animation that packs as much punch into its four and a half minutes as most features do in two hours" - Fringe! Queer Film Fest
Winner of Best UK Film - Camberley 2018
‘Birds of a Feather’ is an animated short film that follows a man and his struggle with his identity, projected anxieties and relationships over the course of an evening. He has to contend with his insecurities with being seen with another man and his fear as feathers start to grow from his body.
The film explores the thoughts and conflict a person can face from both internalised and externalised homophobia. It draws on current events, notably the horrific homophobic attack at Pulse, Orlando; and explores how even today the LGBT community can find itself under attack whilst looking at where that fear and hatred can come from.
Directed by Dann Parry
Music by Mau Loseto
Costumes by Kate Peacham
Production Assistants Jack Brown and India Stewart
Taichung International Animation Festival, Taiwan. October
B-Movie, Underground and Trash Film Festival, Netherlands. August
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico. July
Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema, Brazil. July
Camberley International Festival, UK. June
Cefalù Film Festival, Italy. 1st May
33 Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions:International Iconoclastic Competition, Italy. 20th - 24th April
Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival, India. 6th April
BFI Flare: Revelate, London, 29th - 30th March
Pride Friday Film Festival, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds, UK. 4th August
ARS Independent Festival, Katowice, Poland. 28th September
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, California, USA. 8th October
Sunday Shorts Halloween Special, London, UK. 29th October
Palm Springs International Animation Festival, California, USA. 9th - 11th November
FliQs Queer Film Night, Montreal, Canada. 13th November
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London, UK. 14th November
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