Evan DeRushie

Birdlime

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.

This is my second short film as a director. It is inspired by the effect of the media on our perception of exotic animal ownership. It has played in a number of film festivals so far in 2017 (listed below), with many more yet unannounced. If you're interested in seeing the film, please contact me directly.

I made this film thanks to financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council. It was shot over the course of 9 months at PixFilm studios, with equipment supplied by The Toronto Animated Image Society. Post-production services, like sound design, colour correction and DCP creation, were supplied by Victory Social Club

To stay updated with the latest screenings, you can find the film on Facebook at birdlimeshortfilm

Trailer

  • Writer/Director/Animator: Evan DeRushie
  • Voices: Helen Donnelly, Phil Koole, Laura Harris, Andrew Gaboury
  • Puppets: Brenda Baumgarten
  • Art director: Winston Hacking
  • Music: Bram Gielen
  • Armatures: Mike Emiglio, Brenda Baumgarten
  • Sound: Marcel Ramagnano
  • Colourist: Zachary Cox

Financial support by

Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts Council

Other Work

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Leons

Leon's "Colours"

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'C' is for Circus!

Tell

Tell

Tim Hortons

Coffee Art

MTV Promo

MTV Promo

Kraft FruitKrisps

Kraft Fruit Krisps

Conduit

Conduit

Monsters!

Monsters!

The Fox and the Chickadee

The Fox and the Chickadee

Do Real Work.

Do Real Work.

Boy with no Return Address

The Boy with No Return Address

Pig Tale

Pig Tale

Akasha

Akasha

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Kid Dream

Kid Dream

It Won't Be Long

It Won't Be Long

Not So Perfect

Not So Perfect

Punch Drysdale

Punch Drysdale

Don't Think Just Hate

Don't Think, Just Hate