Eagle Blue is a short animated film written, animated and directed by Will Rose set to the music of the talented American singer-songwriter, Julia Holter. Inspired by an instrumental version of “This Is A True Heart” taken from her album Loud City Song, Will allows the music to tell the story of the Eagle and her family, without need for sound effects or dialogue. In Eagle Blue, Will has been able to combine his passion for wildlife and love of music with his usual bright colour palette simple design, and humour.
Eagle Blue lives high on a mountain top above a sleepy town below. With hungry chicks to feed she may lured in to the town by the temptation of an easy meal.
Will Rose is an Animator/ Animation director based in London. Will has worked for over 15 years in the animation industry, working as an animator on three series of Peppa Pig at Astley Baker Davies, which included co-writing the episode ‘Pedro is Late’. He has also worked on Astley Baker Davies’ ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom’ and Tiger Aspect’s ‘Mr Bean’ as well as animating for the Airside studio and David Shrigley. Will has directed and animated shorts for the ‘California Inspires Me’ series for The California on Sunday Magazine and has worked for French Press films in San Francisco. Currently Will has been working as an animator at Studio AKA on both series one and two of Cbeebee’s Hey Duggee. Will has also found international success in his independent animated short, ‘The Goat Herder and his lots and lots and lots of goats’, which he created, animated and directed. It has picked up several awards, including the Independent Talent Award for Animation Direction at Animated Exeter, Best Independent Animation Award at the Blue Plum Animation Festival, Best Animation for the Family and Children Award at the Sodak Animation Festival and was also a finalist at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. The film was awarded A Vimeo Staff Pick and also featured as part of the BBC Big Screens, which screened short films across several UK cities.