Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother
United Kingdom / 2020 / animated / 10' / Short Film Competition
There is a hunt in progress, more and more animals are falling dead. Only a little boy is resistant to the hunter's shots. A bullet doesn't kill him, but opens a tunnel to a magical forest in his belly. This is how a psychedelic journey in a time loop, full of bizarre animals, absurd events and surprising metamorphoses, begins. A surreal story about interconnections between the nature and man in which a murderer becomes a life-giver, a man becomes a woman and a grey forest turns into a rainbow land.
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Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. His films have won multiple awards and been screened at over 100 international film festivals, including three times in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. “The Black Dog's Progress” won Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards in 2010. “The Obvious Child” won the Silver Dragon at the Krakow Film Festival 2014, and “Moxie” was awarded the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 2012.
- Stephen Irwin