In an attic workshop a young engineer is crafting a metal bird. When she leaves and the moonlight shines through the attic's window, the metal creature wakes up. Outside birds are calling. The metal bird is mesmerized by the big and bright moon. The curious and somewhat clumsy bird takes its first hops and flight attempts in the attic. Then it risks the big jump...
Moonbird tells the story of the relationship between the bird and its creator and the bird's desire to explore the world outside.
Moonbird is my graduation film of the Bristol school of Animation (2011-2014). I built the bird armature during my 2nd year. For the film I combined stop motion animation, a miniature set, live action film, After Effects compositing and effects and the music is composed by composer Rebecca Moroz.
Festivals, screenings and Awards:
Winner RTS West of England Student Awards - Animation (February 2015)
2nd prize winner Ideastap Graduates Award - Animation
May 2015 Television appearance on Made in Bristol TV, including interview with me.
January 2015, outdoor screenings at big screen Bristol, as ‘best of’ selection from CINEME Bristol.
18 November, Clarke Willmott young artist of the year exhibition, Bristol, UK.
31 October, Canterbury Anifest, Nominated for “best British newcomer award”, Canterbury, UK
5 October, Stoptik International film festival, Borderland competition, Maribor, Slovenia
30 September, CINEME short films screening event, Bristol, UK
21 September, Grand Rapids Feminist film fest, Michigan, USA
8-21 September, Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, Pennsylvania, USA