Best Animated Film | Best Writer | Best Producer of An Animated Film
Best Animated Film
- Carol Freeman Jonathan Clarke and Chris McLoughlin for The Bird and The Whale
Best Writer of An Animated Film
- Carol Freeman for The Bird and The Whale
Best Producer of An Animated Film
- Jonathan Clarke Paper Panther Productions for The Bird and The Whale
The Bird and the Whale is a story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers it’s sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.
The Bird & the Whale was created using a near obsolete form of animation – paint-on-glass. It was created in Dublin, Ireland by a small majority female team. In June 2018, Carol was awarded a Silver Screen award at the Young Director Awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Written & Directed by Carol Freeman
Original Music by Chris McLoughlin
Produced by Jonathan Clarke