An emotionally wresting animation that packs as much punch into its four and a half minutes as most features do in two hours

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest.

Birds of a Feather is an animated short film that follows a man and his struggle with his identity, projected anxieties and relationships over the course of an evening. He has to contend with his insecurities with being seen with another man and his fear as feathers start to grow from his body.

The film explores the worries and upset a person can face from both internalised and externalised homophobia. Ultimately, it draws on current events, such as the horrific attack in the Pulse bar in Orlando, and explore how even now the LGBT community can still find itself under attack and where that fear and hatred can come from.

Royal College of Art, 2017

Contains Mature Content


Directed and Written by Dann Parry

Soundtrack Composed by Mau Loseto

with Maria Gîlicel on Violin; Nazil Erdogan on Viola; Carolina Bartumeu on Cello; and Lucia Polo Moreno on D.Bass

Costumes by Kate Peachman

Production Assistants Jack Brown and India Stewart


Awards

2018:

WINNER: Best Editing. CINEVERSATIL, International Short Film Festival LGBTIQ+ , Buenos Aires, Argentina. June
WINNER: Best Music. CINEVERSATIL, International Short Film Festival LGBTIQ+ , Buenos Aires, Argentina. June
NOMINATED: Best Student Short Film. Taichung International Animation Festival, Taiwan. October
WINNER: Best UK Film. Camberley International Festival, UK. June


Screenings

2018:

CINEVERSATIL, International Short Film Festival LGBTIQ+ , Buenos Aires, Argentina. June
Taichung International Animation Festival, Taiwan. October
B-Movie, Underground and Trash Film Festival, Netherlands. August
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico. July
Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema, Brazil. July
Camberley International Festival, UK. June
Cefalù Film Festival, Italy. 1st May
33 Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions:International Iconoclastic Competition, Italy. 20th – 24th April
Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival, India. 6th April
BFI Flare: Revelate, London, 29th – 30th March

2017:

Pride Friday Film Festival, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds, UK. 4th August
ARS Independent Festival, Katowice, Poland. 28th September
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, California, USA. 8th October
Sunday Shorts Halloween Special, London, UK. 29th October
Palm Springs International Animation Festival, California, USA. 9th – 11th November
FliQs Queer Film Night, Montreal, Canada. 13th November
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London, UK. 14th November


Press

2017:

Interview with The New Current