A gang of kids find a strange house with an overgrown garden where they play. Only once do they meet the man who lives there, a dead-beat alcoholic with a free and easy spirit who welcomes them. The children see him as a romantic character in stark contrast to their neurotically house proud parents.
Director: Jonathan Hodgson.
Writer: Charles Bukowski (poem).
Animators: Jonny Hannah (design), Kitty Taylor, Lucy Hudson, Bunny Schendler.
2000 BAFTA Awards – Winner Best Animated Short Film.
2000 Cartoon Forum, Europe – Nominated for the Cartoon D’Or.