Bird in a Cage

A canary lives in social isolation until one day a family of Common Redstarts make a nest right next to him and make him dream of freedom.

A short film written, produced and directed in social confinement during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Paulo Fajardo
    Director
    Summer Dream, Berlenga - A Ilha do Farol, Outono, Breaking Waves
  • Paulo Fajardo
    Writer
    Summer Dream, Berlenga - A Ilha do Farol, Outono, Breaking Waves
  • Paulo Fajardo
    Producer
    Summer Dream, Berlenga - A Ilha do Farol, Outono, Breaking Waves
  • Pedro Flynn
    Key Cast
    “Narrator”
    Lucid
  • Cabra Cor de Rosa
    Music
    Selfie, A Day at the Beach, A Snake in the Yard
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Um Pássaro na Gaiola
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Essex DocFest
    Colchester
    United Kingdom
    October 29, 2020
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 16, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Miracle Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
    October 17, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Paulo Fajardo

Paulo César Fajardo was born in Figueira da Foz, in1980, Portugal. Developed various documentary projects as an independent producer and made his directorial debut in 2000 with the short film “Outono/Fall”. Worked as a freelancer camera operator, editor and director for several TV shows for national and international networks. Finished in 2011 his first feature film “Summer Dream” and in 2012 created the web tv BairradaTV. He now works as a freelancer news camera operator and editor for the SIC and SIC Notícias tv news channels.

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A short film written, produced and directed in social confinement during the coronavirus pandemic.

Curta-metragem produzida em confinamento social durante o período de pandemia causada pelo coronavírus.