About this submission
A lonely seagull looking for love struggles to accept that his newfound object of affection is a human-operated drone with a limited battery life.
Unrequited love is so universal, and this film was a way for me to tap into my own feelings and experiences of one-sided love through non-human characters. The concept is inherently bittersweet. I saw the relationship of the natural and the unnatural as way to develop a hybrid animation style of 2D and 3D.
I was drawn to the wordless aspect, as I could focus on visual storytelling. Naturally, a wordless story between a bird and a drone lends itself to animation. I have a passion for animation, and I consider Bird Drone to be a love letter to the works of Studio Ghibli and Pixar, whose films I grew up with and helped shape my love of cinema.