An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows.
Writer-director Sean McCarron‘s Tribeca animated short CORVINE immediately enchanted me, from the delightful score by Suad Bushnaq to the beautiful animation to the sweet storytelling. The film celebrates imagination and individuality while also creatively tackling bullying. As a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum who has been bullied throughout his first-grade experience this year, this short film pierced my heart. The story honors passion and finding one’s niche. CORVINE soars in originality and its universal messaging. It is a joy.
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.
After screening at numerous prestigious international film festivals including the Academy-qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival and Foyle Film Festival, CORVINE will receive its New York premiere at Tribeca. The film was picked from over 8000 entries.
Sean is an animator and storyboard artist with over twenty years of industry experience. He has worked on numerous television and feature film productions in Europe and North America, including roles at Oscar-nominated Irish studio Cartoon Saloon and Oscar-winning Norwegian studio Mikrofilm. CORVINE is Sean’s first film and was created by his company, McCarron Productions, based in Vancouver, BC.
The beautiful, hand drawn animation is brought to life by Suad Bushnaq’s rich orchestral score. There is no dialogue in the film, but Suad’s music provides a gorgeous interpretation of the main character’s emotional journey. Bushnaq is a multi-award-winning film music composer whose versatile style spans several genres.
CORVINE premiered at Calgary International Film Festival in September 2022, where it won the Audience Choice Award for Animated Short. It has screened at a number of film festivals around the world since then, including Chicago International Film Festival, Foyle Film Festival, Animation Dingle, Lebu International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, and Athens International Film and Video Festival. It was awarded the Children’s Jury Prize for Best Short at the inaugural Jordan Children’s Film Festival, the Professional Jury Prize for Best Short Film at Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montreal (FIFEM), and the award for Outstanding Animation at Canadian Film Festival.
CORVINE will screen at Tribeca on Saturday June 10th, Sunday June 11th and Saturday June 15th.