Beethoven Vs The Bird

Made entirely by one 16 year old, this Looney-Tunes-style 3D animation is about the great classical composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, who has to fight a crazy bird for the copyright to his 5th Symphony.

  • Chase Olivera
  • Chase Olivera
  • Chase Olivera
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
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  • All American High School Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 22, 2022
    Times Square New York Premiere
    Best Animation Nominee and Best of Fest
  • FunFest - International Video Festival (Madeira Island)
    Madeira Island
    May 26, 2022
    Best Animated Film
  • Phantoscope High School Film Festival
    Richmond, IN
    United States
    April 22, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Best Animation
  • College of the Canyons International Animation Festival
    Santa Clarita, California
    United States
    May 5, 2023
    Audience Selection
  • Student World Impact Film Festival

    November 13, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • BAM! Festival
    Angleton, Texas
    United States
    April 15, 2023
  • The Archer Film Festival
    Beverly Hills, California
    United States
    April 20, 2022
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Santa Clarita International Film Festival
    Santa Clarita, California
    United States
    December 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • International film festival for children and youth "Hero"
    Russian Federation
    May 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • VAFI & RAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival
    May 25, 2022
    Official Selection
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions - hosted by Lift-Off Global Network
    Pinewood Studios, England
    United Kingdom
    February 21, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Golden Snail
    Vranje, Serbia
    September 11, 2023
    Official Selection
  • MM Fest
    Sremski Karlovci
    September 29, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Clapperboard Golden Festival
    Campinas, São Paulo
    March 9, 2022
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Chase Olivera

Chase Olivera is a 16-year-old filmmaker and animator who loves finding new ways to create projects and entertain his audience. He started filmmaking when he was ten by creating his own after-school programs to film his original shorts. Now he has gotten into the realm of 3D animation in the past two years with programs such as Blender and Unreal Engine. He is working on making his videos better and is currently focused on comedic/family-friendly cartoons. "Beethoven vs The Bird" is his most recent work.

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Director Statement

Hello! I have worked on this animation for a while now, modeling and animating everything from scratch using a 3D program called Blender. The concept is actually based on a true story because Beethoven actually did steal the main motif in his 5th symphony from birdsong. I am really proud of this short film and hope you enjoy it too!