HALLY is a 15 mins short mixed media film, funded by the UK Film Council (via 104 Films) and The Arts Council of Wales. The live action footage was shot on HD, the paint on glass animation was captured with digital stills, other animation was computer generated. Completed in July 2011, the film premiered at Chicago Int. Children’s Film Festival, Oct 22nd, 2011, where it won 2nd place in the Academy Award qualifying Adult Jury Live Action Short section. Chicago was a great place to premiere Hally, as the collaboration between writer Pol Mag Uidhir and Director Sally Pearce began at Chicago Children’s 2008, when Pol’s short film ‘The Morse Collectors’ won Best Short Film and ’Elephants’ also won an Award.
LEWIS L’EMPEREUR PALMER as HALLY, JAY PENRAKE as TAKU, ANNA DELCHEV as MRS WALLS, JOE FERRERA as MR WALLS, RUSSELL SIMPSON as THE TEACHER
Directed by SALLY PEARCE, Written by POL MAG UIDHIR, Produced by NUALA O’LEARY/LEN ROWLES, Executive Script Development by MICHELLE EASTWOOD, Executive Production JUSTIN EDGAR, Cinematography by DAN STAFFORD CLARK, Production Design by DAMIEN CREAGH, 1st AD – GARY WHITE, Costume Design by LOUI THOMAS, Make up by SOLEIL JACKSON, Edited by MARIANNE KUOPANPORTTI, Sound Design by ZHE WU, Music Composed by KYLIE EARL, Animation by SALLY PEARCE, SHAUN CLARK, ALASTAIR McCOLL, Compositing by MARK FORD, JOHN KELLY, SHUL LEVIN, Colourist and Online Editor HELEN BROWNELL
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Oct, 2011.
2nd place, Adult Jury Live Action Short, Chicago International Film Festival.