Professor Welby Ings' film Sparrow, has reached an uncommon milestone among short films.
It has been honoured with its 50th international juried film festival selection at the 51st Fotogramma d’Oro Short Film Festival. The festival will take place in Messina, Italy from 22 – 25 May 2019.
Sparrow has also now accrued 11 international awards.
The film tells the true story of a small boy who believes he can fly. However, his life is overshadowed by the legend of his grandfather who died a hero in World War 2. One night, he discovers the tale that his father so adamantly clings to, is a lie. His grandfather was a gay man who, upon seeing the futility of war, deserted in protest when his lover was shot in the dugouts of Egypt. In unravelling the truth behind what happened, the boy discovers the strength to stand up to the bullies in his world in an unexpected way.
In the next few weeks, Sparrow will show at the following places: