Bird World

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 Tops√łe 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