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Natural History Short Film

The Halcyon Days is a 25-minute film following the intimate lives of kingfishers as they struggle to raise a family. The film focusses on the journey of a female kingfisher as she must deal with the death of her chicks and then raise another nest successfully, against the odds. She must do all this before the season ends and summer makes way for autumn. As the days shorten, the devoted mother will have to choose between her chicks and her very own survival.

Set in the Greek myth of Alcyone and Ceyx, explaining how our Halcyon birds came to be, this is a story of transformation and the universal struggle to survive, in a sometimes hostile world.

Teaser below:


Festivals and awards

WINNER - Best Newcomer Prize - Greenscreen International Wildlife Festival 2023

WINNER - Best Short Film - International Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2023

WINNER - Award of Excellence - Best Shorts Competition 2023

FINALIST - Newcomer Award - International Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2023

FINALIST - Best Student Short Film - Ireland Wildlife Film Festival 2023

OFFICIAL SELECTION - S.O.F.A Film Festival 2023




Narrator : Kate Gibbons

Director/Producer/Cinematographer : Robin Fisher 

Production Manager: Sinem Saridagli

Editors: Carmela Schönenberger, Mariana Moraes

Composer : Samuel Read

Sound Designer : Itzel Gonzalez Estrada

Dubbing Mixer: Simon Panayi

Colourist: Mara Ciorba

Additional Camera: Robyn Dean, Hannah Alexander, Ko Chuan Yang, Tom Robinson

Fiction Shoot Cinematography: Helena Gonzalez

Actress: Amy Marie Campbell

Camera Assistant: Alistair Searles

Production Runner: Sam Westcott

Underwater Fiction Shoot Cinematography: Genevieve Reyes

Location Provider: Underthewatermedia

Gaffer: Simon Lodge

Safety Diver: Mara Sone

Costume: Sinem Saridagli, Karen Fisher

JewelleryVivian Zheming Hu


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