Rare Bird

A bird offers a man a rare gift: Immortality as a pigeon.

English subtitles available upon request

  • Jack Chakerian
    Never Be Too Comfortable
  • Jack Chakerian
  • Jack Chakerian
  • Pigeon
    Key Cast
    "Mike Witt"
  • Dako Puac
    Music Composer
    Love Cuts
  • Micun Jaukovic
    Music Composer
    Love Cuts
  • Nenad Aleksic
    Sound Designer
  • Jack Chakerian
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jack Chakerian

Jack Chakerian was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest with an interest in language, story, and philosophy. His visual arts education comes from reading, travel, and frequent film and acting experiments, including the Tacoma Film Tribe, Tacoma Improv Playground, and Zoopsquid: a virtual animation studio comprised of various artists around the world.

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Director Statement

On a visit to Mexico, I saw a bird perch by a man in a park. They seemed to be having a conversation. About what? One possible answer became Rare Bird. One fun challenge making this was having no prior animation experience. The idea that animation is made of many drawings, and one need only find the right people to draw them, was the birth of Zoopsquid: a team of artists across four continents working together to create something important. It wasn’t until a year later, watching the first cut, that I realized the film raises questions about desire, travel, mortality, enlightenment, and the pursuit of pleasure or meaning. I've concluded stories can't be made, but under the right circumstances, reveal themselves to you.