“The Missing Scarf”

This morning I found a link to something in my inbox that put a smile on my face. A new animated short by  titled “The Missing Scarf”, winner of more film festival awards than you can shake a stick at and with good reason. Written, animated, and directed by Duffy, the animated piece follows the search for a missing scarf by our hero Albert the squirrel. It’s a great blend of 2D and 3D animation that features George Takei doing the narration is a dark comedy wrapped in the premise of a children’s story. The look of this is so nice. Mostly flat with only the squirrel rendered as a low polly count 3D object. The musical score really works to enhance the over all feel of the piece, and Takei’s narration is spectacular. This is worth the 6 minutes it takes to watch, and hopefully will put a smile on your face this Monday morning as well.

“The first was an emotional display of the event; while “The Missing Scarf” dealt with the aftermath: Primarily the seeming amplification of everyday fears – fear of the unknown, failure, rejection and finally death. The film’s script mirrors my internal debate on the subject – comparing the pros and cons of each, allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions.”

Narrator: George Takei
Writer / Animator / Director: Eoin Duffy
Producer: Jamie Hogan
Script Editor: Richard Duffy
Music Company: Echolab
Composer: Tobias Norberg, Gavin Little (Echolab)
Sound Designers: Gavin Little, Joe McHugh (Echolab)
Post Production: Windmill Lane
Legal: Gordon Judge
Accounting: Stephen Proctor
Funders Representatives –
Emma Scott: Production Executive for the Irish Film Board
Pauline McNamara: Executive Producer – RTE
Fionnuala Sweeney: Film Specialist – Arts Council
Jill McGregor: Schemes & Applications Co-ordinator for the Irish Film Board