When a Pictish farm is besieged by an endless winter, an adolescent girl must defy her father and his traditions to venture out beyond their family glen in search of a mysterious evergreen figure, the Burry Man, who has the power to bring springtime to the land.

BURRY MAN is a short animated film written and directed by Simon P. Biggs and produced by Ross McKenzie Devil May Care Entertainment.

Biggs' films explore science fiction and environmental issues, utilising modern and traditional animation techniques to create new and innovative styles to bring intricate worlds to life on screen. BURRY MAN is a coming-of-age adventure about a teenage girl leaving the family home and finding her own way in the world. It is also an allegorical fairy tale about modern society's relationship with nature.

The film is produced by Ross McKenzie through Devil May Care Entertainment. McKenzie produced the award winning short film TOO ROUGH, which also competes at this year’s EIFF in the live action strand NEW SHORTS: SCOTLAND’S VOICES. Since launching in March at Australia’s Flickerfest and SxSW in Austin, TOO ROUGH has screened at over 25 and winning 15 awards. The film became eligible for the shortlist at the 2023 Academy Awards following their win for Best Queer Short at the Provincetown Film Festival. Paris sales and Distribution outfit MANIFEST represents for international sales.

Burry Man

1h 19m

Director: Simon P. Biggs

Showing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 13th August 2022