Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother

Stephen Irwin

IndieLisboa 2021 •

United Kingdom, Animation, 2020, 9′

A hunter wanders through the forest and shoots at a strange creature. It is just the beginning of a hallucinatory fable that exposes a surreal world.

Director's Bio

Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central Saint Martins. His films have won multiple awards and have been screened at over a hundred international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival. Wood Child & Hidden Forest Mother was awarded the Grand Prize at the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2020. In 2018 he wrote his first feature length screenplay with support from Creative England and BFI NET.WORK through their Emerging Talent Fund.