CHADO - Original Short Film

During a long hot summer in the forest, Child is forced to grow up. First her Dog becomes ill, then out of the blue her Mother returns to their dacha with a new lover. Child’s world is turned upside down. With each unsettling event, her visions become stronger to the point where she decides on a dangerous decision. Chado combines digital animation and risograph printing to transform a coming of age tale into an enchanting short film.

Chado is a co-production between Animate Projects and Blind Pig and supported by the BFI Network with National Lottery funding.

Chado premiered in competition at the 18th International Animation Festival in Japan – HIROSHIMA 2020 and had it's online debut via Directors Notes in November 2021.

Chado won second prize at the 9th International Kansk Video Festival, was nominated for the McLaren Award for Best British Animation at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2020 and was longlisted for the BAFTA for British Short Form Animation 2021.

Chado was exhibited at Leicester Print Workshop, 12 September to 7 November 2020, and at Bath Artists’ Studios, 6 August to 5 September 2021, as part of Dominica Harrison’s solo show, Chado: Dreaming in Texture, supported by Arts Council England.


Written and Directed by Dominica Harrison

Animators - Dominica Harrison, Niall High, Christine Peters, Tom Salo, Aida Slamnjakovic

Compositors - Ric Comline, Lawrence Scanlon

Music Composer & Sound Designer - Robin Porter

Editor - Michael Ho

Co-Production - Animate Projects

Producer - Abigail Addison

Executive Producer - Gary Thomas

Co-Production - Blind Pig

Executive Producer - Thierry Levy

Producer - Gergana Krasteva

For BFI Network

Executive Producer - Jessica Jones

Head of BFI Network - Jess Loveland

BFI Network Coordinator - Caragh Davison

Production Manager - Iris Cohen