The Bird & The Whale

The Bird & The Whale - Directed by Carol Freeman


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

Runtime: 7 minutes

Crew: Carol FreemanProducer: Jonathan Clarke | Composer: Chris McLoughlin

About the filmmaker

Carol is a co-founder of indie stop motion studio Paper Panther. Based in Dublin Ireland, she works in a broad range of experimental techniques from hand painted work to classic stop-motion puppets. Her debut short film The Bird & the Whale has been celebrated at festivals worldwide winning 50 awards to date. 

Awards / Screenings

Cannes Young Director Award, 2018 Animation Block Party, Best Kids, The Bird & the Whale, Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, 2019 Bst Aenimation for Children, The Bird and the Whale, Anima Brussels, Belgium, 2020. Best Animated Short, Boulder International Film Festival, USA, 2020

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