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The Bird and the whale

The Bird and the Whale is a story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers it’s sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.

Our first short, The Bird & the Whale, directed by Carol, was created using a near obsolete form of animation – paint-on-glass. It’s seven minutes are made up of over 4300 A1 sized oil paintings and took five painters thirteen months to paint. It was also created by a majority female team. It has won 18 awards to date and has screened at many prestigious festivals around the world. Last June, Carol was awarded a Silver Screen award at the Young Director Awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.




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