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The Chimney Swift

The Chimney Swift

The Chimney Swift info

  • Year


  • Location


  • Director

    Frédéric Schuld

  • Writers

    Frédéric Schuld & Fabian Driehorst

  • Other cast & crew

    Fabian Driehorst - Producer / Frédéric Schuld, Alba Dragonetti & Rebecca Blöcher - Animation / Joschua Zühlke - "Boy" / Henry Holland - "Master"

  • Duration

    5 minutes

19th century in Europe. A child climbs up a chimney while a bird sails down into it to build a nest. An encounter with no way back. A British chimney sweeper describes his everyday routine of forcing young kids to become workers. While we observe a kid cleaning a chimney, the master’s statement gets more personal with every sentence until we understand that he is speaking about his own past. Winner of the Jury’s Choice Award at the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival and an Official Selection at festivals worldwide, The Chimney Swift is nominated for Best Animated Short.