HALLY is a 15 mins short mixed media film. It was funded via the UK Film Council and The Arts Council of Wales. The live action footage was shot on HD, the paint on glass animation was captured with digital stills, other animation was computer generated. Completed in July 2011, the film premiered at Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival, Oct 22nd, 2011, where it won 2nd place in the Academy Award qualifying Adult Jury Live Action Short section. Chicago was a great place to premiere the film as the collaboration between writer Pol Mag Uidhir and Director Sally Pearce began at Chicago Children's 2008, when Pol's short film 'The Morse Collectors' won Best Short and Sally Pearce's 'Elephants' was voted second by the children's jury. The cast: LEWIS LEMPEREUR PALMER as Hally, JAY PENRAKE as Taku, ANNA DELCHEV as Mrs Walls (Hally's Mother), JOE FERRERA as Mr Walls, RUSSELL SIMPSON as The Teacher, LAUREN BROOKS as The Smiling Girl.