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 not yet been released, but I hope to bring it to film festivals in 2017. Please contact me for more details.

Made with financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council. Studio support by PixFilm, equipment support by The Toronto Animated Image Society, and post-production services by Victory Social Club

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

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