Bird Drone Director Radheya Jegatheva Talks About Perth Sunsets and Seagulls in This Interview

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Radheya Jegatheva is a Perth based filmmaker. His work includes the award winning short Pacing the Pool, about Perth local Richard Pace, and The Quiet, an animated film about an astronaut contemplating existence.

His latest short animated film, Bird Drone, is a collaboration with writer Clare Toonen and producer Hannah Ngo. It tells the story of a seagull who finds an unexpected connection with a human-operated drone. Presented in a striking painterly style, this animation features a wonderful use of natural sound design by Keith Thomas.

In the following interview, Radheya talks about the collaborative process of working with Clare and Hannah, what it means to work alongside his father, Jay Jay Jegathesan, an accomplished performer in his own right, and what Radheya’s interest in animation is.

Bird Drone has screened at the Academy Award qualifying Warsaw International Film Festival, and will screen at the upcoming Joy House Film Festival on 12 November in Sydney.

To find out more about the film, visit here.

Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian cinema, Australian politics, Australian culture, and Australia in general. Found regularly talking online about Sweet Country, and reminding people to watch Young Adult.

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