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