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The Balgonie Birdman

The Balgonie Birdman

| 8 min

A small prairie town has few secrets but in Balgonie, Saskatchewan, Bill Gibson had one. Each night, when most folks were home asleep, Bill was busy in his workshop. You see, Bill had a dream. He was building a flying machine. This short puppet animation tells his story.

  • director
    Brian Duchscherer
  • animation
    Brian Duchscherer
  • producer
    William Pettigrew
    Barbara Stewart
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
    Douglas MacDonald
    Barrie McLean
  • script
    Bob Lower
  • editing
    Ken Rodeck
  • sound editing
    Russ Dyck
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Shelley Craig
  • narrator
    Randy C. Woods
  • music
    Normand Roger
    Denis L. Chartrand



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