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The Bird & the Whale

Carol Freeman
2018, 7 min.


This film is family friendly.

The Bird & 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.

Director's Statement

The Bird & the Whale was created using a near obsolete form of "paint-on-glass" animation. It was created in Dublin, Ireland by a small majority female team. On June 21st 2018, Carol was awarded a Silver Screen award at the Young Director Awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Category: Animation.
Themes: Irish Cinema, Women, World Cinema.

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