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.

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Animated, Family
Screening Section: Animated Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Animated Short
Country: Canada
Runtime: 10 mins

Evan DeRushie

Director Bio

Evan DeRushie is a stop-motion director from Toronto ON, Canada. He has worked as an animator on TV series, commercials and music videos you’ve never seen, as well a feature film: "The Little Prince" (2015). In his spare time, Evan helps to run the Toronto Animated Image Society- an artist-run production centre for independent animation artists.


Twitter:  @evanderushie 
Instagram:  @derushie


Director:  Evan DeRushie
Cinematographer: Evan DeRushie
Production Designer: Winston Hacking
Sound Designer: Marcel Ramagnano
Music: Bram Gielen
Principal Cast: Helen Donnelly, Phil Koole, Laura Harris, Andrew Gaboury
Additional Credits: Puppets: Brenda Baumgarten, Mike Emiglio, Animator: Evan DeRushie


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