Hello Willow Deer

20 minute film for family view. I made a final lifesize willow deer (Star) from my garden trees and sent my 5 deer off on an adventure. They plunged into drama…. a villainous woman, a riddle, a chase, Star's determination to 'belong', teaching deer to fly, emotional struggles of Prancer, finding confidence.

  • Christina Dodwell
  • Christina Dodwell
  • Brendan Conboy
  • Katie Jarvis
    Key Cast
    "Alice Malice"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Christina Dodwell

20 years of exploring the world usually alone on horseback. I've written 8 books, made 6 x 4-part travel adventure BBC Radio 4 series, several films for BBC and Channel 4. My BBC film Great River Journeys won a BAFTA. I was awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and the International award from Spanish Geographical Society.

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Director Statement

Having followed an inspiration to make the willow deer, I felt compelled to send them on an adventure. The story weaving in the essence of my own adventures mixed in with fantasy.
A personal thing, I made the willow deer, wrote the story, photographed it, edited, also I did the narration, and recorded some of the music. I’m curious to see where this adventure leads.