Bertie Crisp is a 6-minute comedy animation, produced as a graduation film from the world-famous National Film and Television School.
It’s a commercial, adult animation about BERTIE – a put-upon half bear, half panda living in the permanent resident’s section of a holiday caravan park with his sociopathic rabbit wife, GRACE. Grace is determined to have a baby, thinking it will make her life better. The only problem is she wants one immediately.
She convinces Bertie to steal one of their neighbour, ISABELLA’S, eight kittens. Isabella is married to GEOFF, a hedgehog left brain-dead after being run over by an ice-cream van. But when Bertie succeeds in stealing the baby, Grace realises that parenting is much more difficult than she imagined…
Bertie Crisp is a 2D animation, with rich characters and an original location. Based on writer/ director Francesca Adams’ childhood holidays to Skegness, the film is an affectionate, but darkly humorous look at the people who live on caravan sites all year round. Written by Francesca and Laura Poliakoff, Bertie Crisp has the potential to be developed into a longer-running series or web cartoon.