Swallow, Dear Swallow
9:25 min | Canada | 2023
Director: Eva Colmers
Producers: Eva Colmers, Wendy McNeill
Wistful accordion music and stunning shadow imagery swirl together in this visually and acoustically lush short film about two dreamers that unite in a quest to help others.
Based on Oscar Wilde’s short story The Happy Prince, the images in Swallow, Dear Swallow are all handmade and are a love letter to creative analog cinematography.
With a simple, transforming set, elements of live puppetry and minimal edits, the viewer is transported to different places following the brave little swallow - evoking the magic of a live performance.
With the generous support of the Edmonton Arts Council
original music/ performer/ co-producer - Wendy McNeill
original concept/ director / producer - Eva Colmers
cinematographer - David Baron
art design - Zsofia Opra-Szabo
editor - Krystal Moss
gaffer/gimbal - Andrew Koller
1. camera assist - Emily Kiara
media/camera assistant - Leah Harman
production assistant - Melinda Endre-Petak
BTS photographer - Harshdeep Singh