The Song of a lost boy | Short Film

A BAFTA nominated stop motion short film made at the NFTS.

Ben a young choir boy, who after his voice breaks mid solo, has a crisis of faith, decides to run away from his community. He happens upon a group of nomads who take him in, though Ben hides secret about who he really is, and must decide what to do with it.

Director - Daniel Quirke

Writer – Bríd Arnstein 

Producer - Jamie MacDonald 

Cinematographer - Emma Langguth

Production Designer - Steven Haber

Production Manager - Karim Aouad, Amy Vearncombe

Editor - Margred Pryce  

Composer - Darryl O'Donovan

CG Artist - Moritz Burkart  

Compositors - Nicola Bosari, Eliis Kuusk, Pietro Abati

Online Editor/Colour Grader - Michael Pearce

Sound Designer - Ruanth Chrisley Thijssen

Lead Animator - Rich Farris 

Lead Modelmaker - Alice Simonato

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Festivals and Awards

Fantoche International Animation Festival - 2020 Official Selection

Encounters Film Festival - 2020 Official Selection

London International Animation Festival - 2020 Official Selection

Manchester Animation Festival - 2020 Official Selection

Linea D’Ombra Festival Vedo Animato Contest – 2020 Official Selection

Animanima Festival – 2020 Official Selection

Canlandıranlar Festival – 2020 Official Selection

Festival Animator Poznan – 2020 Official Selection

Leeds International Film Festival – 2020 Official Selection

International Animation Festival AJAYU – 2020 Best Thesis Film

Tatsuno International Film Festival – 2020 Official Selection

Festival International d'Animation de Montréal – 2020 Official Selection

Animateka International Animated Film Festival – 2020 Official Selection

Anilogue International Animation Festival - 2020 Official Selection

International Student Creative Award - 2020 2nd Place 

Animax Skopje Festival - 2020 Official Selection

Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione - 2020 Special Mention

Premiers Plans Film Festival - 2021 Official Selection

Animac - 2021 Official Selection

Cardiff Animation Nights - 2021 Official Selection

Ciné court animé - 2021 Official Selection

Anima Brussels Animation Film Festival - 2021 Official Selection

Monstra Animation Festival - 2021 Official Selection

Stuttgart International Animation Festival - 2021 Official Selection

BAFTA - 2021 Nomination Best British Short Animation

International Animated Film Festival Animocje - 2021 Official Selection

World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb - 2021 Official Selection 

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