During a long hot summer in the forest, Child is forced to grow up. First her Dog becomes ill, then out of the blue her Mother returns to their dacha with a new lover. Child’s world is turned upside down. With each unsettling event, her visions become stronger to the point where she decides on a dangerous decision. Chado combines digital animation and risograph printing to transform a coming of age tale into an enchanting short film.
Chado is produced by Animate Projects, co-produced with Blind Pig, and made with the support of BFI NETWORK.
Written and Directed by
Animators: Dominica Harrison, Niall High, Christine Peters, Tom Salo, Aida Slamnjakovic
Compositors: Ric Comline, Lawrence Scanlon
Assistant Animators: Suzanne Matharan, Mariana Mendes Leal
Colourists: Xiaoyi Chang, Raffaele Gabrielli, Georgia Villar
Composer and Sound Designer: Robin Porter
Editor: Michael Ho
Second prize at the 19th International Kansk Video Festival, Russia, online 23-29 August 2020
Nominated for the McLaren Award for Best British Animation at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2020, UK (festival cancelled but nomination still stands)
Special Jury Mention at Short of the Year – Autumn!, Promofest, Spain, Online, 27 January – 6 February 2021
Finalist of COCA Project 2021 at the Center Of Contemporary Artists, Rome (online competition)
Longlisted for the BAFTA British Short Animation Award 2021