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.




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