A caged bird longs to be free . . . until he’s given the chance to escape.

Pluck Up is a short independent, 3D animation written by Michelle Claase. The film is currently in the early stages of production and is produced by Manish Singh. 

A young girl tries to release a caged bird who’s been dreaming of freedom. Stifled with fear of the neighbourhood cat, the bird hesitates and misses his chance to escape. Behind the bars of safety, regrets turns to relief when the bird is taunted by the cat. But just as he starts to feel untouchable, he's given another, far more risky, opportunity. But can he pluck up the courage to rise above his fears?



  • Michelle Claase - Writer
  • Manish Singh Sunar - Producer / Director
  • Neil Waters-  Environment / Character Modeller
  • Julie Byrd - Character Modeller
  • Issabella Omohundro - Character Modeller
  • Alex Cooke - Character FX
  • Hiro Ren - Character FX
  • Lyndsey Davis - Rigger
  • Shelby Albright - Rigger
  • Punit Reddy - Rigger