Today is the International Day of Friendship! We wanted to take a look back at our short animation 'Pins and Needles' which tells the story of an outcast cactus and a rambunctious hedgehog, and shows us that true friendship comes in all shapes.
Written and directed by Brown Bag Films Dublin-based duo Kerrie Costello and Julien Celin, with music by Darren Hendley.
This is the story of an outcast - a spiky cactus trying to make a friend it wonʼt hurt in a world full of 'normal' flowers. The Cactus is the new plant in the garden, instantly shunned by the flowers because it is different. After enduring shame and ridicule at the hands of the Sunflower and Dandelion, the cactus longs for a friend.
Enter the hedgehog!
Under exciting circumstances, the hedgehog shows up and, seeing their similarities, the two become best buds, showing friendship comes in all shapes.
Who's your hedgehog? Make sure to give them a shout out today!