Pins and Needles
Short Films


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Written and directed by Brown Bag Films Dublin-based duo Kerrie Costello and Julien Celin, with music by Darren Hendley, Pins and Needles tells the story of the new kid on the plot trying to fit in.

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.

Pins and Needles was commissioned by the RTÉ Animated Shorts Scheme in 2018 and made its premiere on RTÉjr last December. It has since been screened in festivals around the world.

Written and Directed by: Kerrie Costello & Julien Celin
Executive Producer: Darragh OʼConnell
Executive producer for RTE: Pauline MacNamara
Produced by: Nayanshi Shaw
Art Direction: Ivan van den Heever
CG Supervisor: Matt Loyd
Animation Director: Alex Pilalis
Rigging Supervisor: Dewald Swanepoel
Original Music: Darren Hendley
Duration: 2 mins
Year of Production: 2018