1. 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.

    Cast

    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

    (c) National Film & Television School 2012

    # vimeo.com/86149668 Uploaded 52.2K Plays 18 Comments
  2. BIRD WORLD Trailer

    2012 6 mins 30 secs Colour Dolby Digital
    Mixed Rotoscope & Key Frame Animation

    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.
    Cast

    Laura Swan Sparrow
    Miranda Barrie Dancing Bird
    James Thompson Paramedic/Tramp/Bouncer
    Jamie Stone Sushi Bird

    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

    (c) National Film & Television School 2012

    # vimeo.com/37600967 Uploaded 4,476 Plays 8 Comments
  3. Based on the Maidu creation myth, voices by Azusa Nakagawa, Chris Lomzik and Frank Millward.
    Music by Martin Messent, violin by Jane Thorburn.
    Written and directed by Alastair McColl.

    Uploaded 172 Plays 0 Comments

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