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FLY AWAY is a my latest 4-minute animated film, featuring stop-motion/collage animation and new music by Marker Starling.

Anchored to the ocean floor, a lonely sea kelp yearns to fly. His dream is realized, in this crisp story about the risks of change.

Screening history:

CutoutFest 2017, Queretaro Mexico

Animac 2018, Lleida Spain

Animfest 2018, Athens Greece

San Francisco Green Film Festival 2018, USA

Planet In Focus Film Festival 2018, Toronto Canada

Some production and process stills. Follow FLY AWAY festival news here! 

Film Title: FLY AWAY

Duration: 3.5 mins

Format: Animation (mixed media: stop-motion, drawn, collage), 16:9 aspect ratio

Language: English (sung dialogue)

Official completion date: Sept. 1, 2017

 

One line synopsis:

Anchored to the ocean floor, a lonely sea kelp yearns to fly. His dream is realized, in this crisp story about the risks of change.

One paragraph synopsis:

How do we break from routine? What is holding us back? “Fly Away” is an unexpected, animated adventure about a sea kelp that wants to fly. He is ultimately transformed in this crisp meditation on renewal, the food chain, and aquaculture. The handmade animation process combines stop-motion, drawings and collage. Featuring music by Marker Starling.

*Note: FLY AWAY is not a commercial or a promotional film for seaweed products. The film presents current aquaculture methods, and reflects the increasing popularity of seaweed products. Sustainable aquaculture is one solution to the food supply challenges facing a growing global population.

Credits:

Story, Direction, Animation, Design, Production: Isaac King

Additional stop-motion and drawn Animation: Eustace Ng, Una Di Gallo

Music: The song “Fly Away” used with permission. Performed by Marker Starling. Written by Sam Allison, Dennis Frey, Chris A. Cummings and Peter Reitzel from the musical "Spirits”. Produced by Guy Sternberg. Recorded at LowSwing Tonstudio, Berlin. Arranged by Chris A. Cummings (wurlitzer electric piano, organ, vocals). (c) 2017 Tin Angel Records.

 

Sound Design/Mix: Marcel Ramagnano

Produced at Head Gear Animation

Produced with the support of the Toronto Arts Council