Sparky the Hummingbird - Follow the Mountain

Sparky, a little yellow and curious hummingbird helps out an ambitious mountain climber achieving his hardworking dream reaching the tallest mountain he's ever climbed.

  • Enrique Guinea
  • Enrique Guinea
  • Jose Flores
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Family, Adventure, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Enrique Guinea

Enrique Guinea has created animation projects for the last 10 years. He has worked with teams before following directors' orders until he got to direct and produce his own work. Despite being a solo artist, he has opened up having music producers help him complete his creations with the most skilled artists in music and sound.

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Director Statement

Sparky the Hummingbird is an original cartoon I created during my senior year in Coronado High School. During my spring break of 2012, I was at Palm Springs with family. When visiting a mall, I saw a yellow hummingbird flying so close to me near a fountain he never flinched from me. I was very intrigued having my most favorite bird flying so close to me, it gave me the idea of creating him. Since then, I made student projects for my school's film festival, I earned 3 awards for best Animation, Best Sound Editing, and Audience choice. "Follow the Mountain" is the 4th installment of the same character interacting with human characters inspired by my personal experience with the same bird I met.

Production of Sparky the Hummingbird lasted for 14 months since January 2019. I was only a one man team working on everything in the project. From Script writing, to story boarding, from rough animation to background designing. My own pride was rough on me but I needed to reimagine what Sparky should be for a larger audience.