By David GOULD


Animation - Completed 2009

A robot soldier learns how precious life is when he inadvertently raises a small bird.

& Awards

Capalbio Short Film Festival 2010
Official Selection
SIGGRAPH Asia Animation Festival 2010
Golden Kuker Animation Festival 2010
Official Selection
Woods Hole Film Festival 2010
Official Selection
Cannes Short Film Corner 2010
Official Selection
Anima Mundi Animation Festival 2010
Official Selection
West End Film Festival 2010
Official Selection
Gold Coast Film Fantastic 2010
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Animation, Family, Children's
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    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David GOULD
    • Writer(s)
    • David GOULD
    • Producer(s)
    • Agnes GOULD (David Gould Studios), David GOULD (David Gould Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • During a war between humans and robots, a lone robot soldier is left to man an anti-aircraft gun on a remote tropical island. The robot retrieves a bird’s nest that has been interfering with the tracking equipment. Inside the nest a young chick breaks out of the egg. The first thing it sees is the robot and takes it for its mother. The robot ignores the chick and goes about its duties. The chick grows into a juvenile and sees for the first time the annual migration of other birds of its species. It attempts to join them but is still too young to fly. A year later the bird has fully grown and a strong bond has formed between it and the robot. Carrying out his usual duties, the robot shoots down a human plane and a young girl is washed up onto the shore. She is immediately taken prisoner by the robot. The bird, however, develops a connection with the girl that the robot notices. The robot starts to learn how precious life is. The film ends with a climactic battle scene where the robot must decide between his duties as a soldier and his newfound beliefs.
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