L’odyssée de Choum (Shooom’s Odyssey)
Julien Bisaro | 25:45 | 2019 | France, Belgique
Shooom, a baby owl, hatches just as a storm turns the bayou surrounding her tree upside down. No sooner has she fallen from her nest, then the little fledgling totters off into the mangrove, pushing a second egg from the brood along with her. Come hell or high water, she’s determined to find a mother… even if that mom turns out to be an alligator or a raccoon!
French director, Julien Bisaro studied at the Beaux-Arts Academy of Epinal where he discovered animation techniques. He went on to train at the Poudrière Animation School (Valence, France). Julien then worked on feature films in a variety of capacities: background artist and layout-man on Brendan and the Secret of Kells ; animator and chief lay-out designer on Ernest and Célestine, story-boarder and graphics co-author on Le tableau and more recently story-boarder on I Lost My Body. For this film, Julien has been nominated at the 2020 Annie Awards in the Best Storyboarding – Feature category. Julien first short Bang Bang!, co-written with Paoletti, was nominated for the 2015 César in the Best Animated Short category. It has since been selected for ninety festivals and was awarded 17 International prizes. His last film Shooom’s Odyssey, co-written with Paoletti, is a 26’ short film for children produced in their own production company Picolo Pictures. It was released in french theaters in January 2020. He’s currently developing his first feature film for Xilam Animation.