The Caterpillar and the Hen (Il bruco et la gallina)

Michela Donini, Katya Rinaldi

Italy, 2013 / 10 min / Without words / Animation

A hen‘s and a caterpillar’s friendship is put to the test.

A caterpillar and a hen are very close friends, until, one day, the  caterpillar becomes more and more elusive, and eventually shuts himself away in a chrysalis, right before the very eyes of the hen. Failing to understand what’s happened, the hen moves her home, together with her chicks, to be near the tree where the caterpillar used to live. She’s in for a big surprise.

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  • Animated Mermaid - Promotio Award, Cinanima, 2014 (Portugal)
Cast & Credits
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Born in 1973 in Modena, Italy, Michaela Donini studied at the Istituto d’Arte, the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna and the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Florence. Since 2001 she has been teaching animation and has made several projects for TV and the Internet. Katya Rinaldi was enrolled at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology in Ireland and the Edinburgh College of Arts. Since the 2000s, she has directed short films and music videos and taught “sound exploration” in different “sound exploration laboratories”.

  • 2013, Il bruco e la gallina (short)
  • 2015, Stick Man (short)