Steve Kirby - Freelance Animator and Director

If The Cuckoo Don't Crow

This is my first animated short film, which won the 2015 Promax Film Festival and 2015 Encounters Film Festival DePict! British Special Mention Award, as well as a Vimeo Staff Pick and Cartoon Brew Pick of the Day.

“If the cuckoo don’t crow, then you know there’s wind coming…” Brian from Melton recounts how his mother, Doris, was the woman who predicted the October 1987 hurricane and famously phoned the BBC, but was told not to be so daft.  This is a 2 minute animation based on a recording from a local radio phone-in, featuring Doris from Melton, a cuckoo, a BBC telephone operator, Michael Fish, a Jack Russell Terrier called Biscuit and some good quality tea towels that came from Woolworths in 1975.