Birdlime

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    Birdlime

    Directed by

    Canada

    2017

    11 min

    • No dialogue

    Animation

    Birdlime is the name for a sticky substance, usually made from holly bark or mistletoe, which is spread on branches to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. The film observes one bird who barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures.

    Awards

    • Best Animated Short - Arizona International Film Festival
    • Special Jury Prize for Best Short - Providence Children's Film Festival
    • Special Mention (P'tits loups competition) - FNC Montréal

    Festivals

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    Director's Statement

    The film is inspired by the effect of the media on our perception of exotic animal ownership.

    Production
    EVAN DERUSHIE
    Evan DeRushie

    Evan DeRushie

    Canada

    Evan DeRushie is a stop-motion puppet mover from Toronto ON, Canada. He has worked as an animator on lots of TV series, commercials and music videos you’ve never seen, as well a feature film you might’ve seen, THE LITTLE PRINCE (2015). In his spare time, Evan helps to run the Toronto Animated Image Society. BIRDLIME is his second short film.