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Guillermo del Toro-produced short The Captured Bird premieres next month; check out the stills and poster

Jovanka Vuckovic’s debut short film THE CAPTURED BIRD hasn't been seen around these parts in a while, but now that the "dark fable" executive produced by Guillermo del Toro is finally finished, it's about time to remind you of this intriguing little gem. In fact, the film will be debuting at the 2012 Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto, as soon as June 9th. In the meantime, take a peek at some stills and the beautiful promotional one-sheet below.

The Captured Bird is a darkly poetic fable that begins with a little girl drawing figures of people with chalk on the cement of a playground. She takes notice of an unusual crack in the pavement that is seeping a mysterious black fluid, which she follows to an ominous building. Inside, she encounters several bizarre phenomena, including walls that bleed black and tentacles that emerge from the ceiling to touch her. She then witnesses the birth of five terrifying supernatural beings that threaten the existence of her world.

This looks to be a true work of passion with a group of extremely talented individuals behind it. Apart from Vuckovic and del Toro, the rest of the crew also boasts some impressive credits, such as HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, ANTIVIRAL, LOOPER, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, TWILIGHT, LORD OF THE RINGS, THE THING, SILENT HILL and THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUSS. Do yourself a favor and keep it on your radar.

Source: CFC

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