Pripyat Horse

Sally Pearce (Director), Sally Pearce (Producer), Sally Pearce (Animator), Laura Bellingham (Cinematographer), Marianne Kuopanportti Fennell (Editor), Hoping Chen (Editor), Zhe Wu (Sound Designer), Kylie Earl (Composer), Sara Buxton (Colourist). | 2023 | 2 min.

2024 Official Selection

Pripyat Horse is a tribute to my friend, Marianne Kuopanportti Fennell, who died far too young. It is a splinter from a project we had worked on together for ten years, and also inspired by this famous quote:

‘A sparrow flies swiftly in through one door of the hall, and out through another…. Even so, man appears on earth for a little while….’ (Bede, 673-735 AD.)

‘Pripyat Horse’ is an expression of grief for one life lost. But I feel Bede’s quote could, unless change is possible, apply to the species life of Homo Sapiens – just a brief flicker in geological time.