Safe (Dihangol)

Details: completed 2004 (produced 2001), 1 min, Digibeta


Dark comedy about taking the safe option. Some of the things we do to protect ourselves can backfire! I recommend reading “Vital Lies, Simple Truths” by Daniel Goleman, although this film isn’t based on that book.
The dog could technically squeeze through the cage bars, it’s either lazy drawing, or the dog is stuck in a mental rut and therefore can’t see the option.


Golygwyd yn Derwen gan Keith Farmer
Sain yn Taran gan John Davies
Ysgrifen, Animeiddiwyd a Chynhyrchwyd gan Lucy Lee
MMI ar gyfer S4C
© Lucy Lee 2004
Funded by S4C under the short shorts scheme


Zlinfest – Czeck Republic
Morbegno Film Festival – Italy
Int. Film & Vid. for Children & Young Adults – Tehran
0110 Digital Film Festival – New Delhi & Bombay
Super Shorts Online Festival Talent Circle
ROSHD International Film Festival, Tehran – Iran
International Film Festival Krakow, Etiuda & Anima – Poland
Corto di Cinema – Italy

Tampere – Finland
Amiens International Film Festival – France
NAF – Neum Animated Film Festival – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sales, Distribution, Broadcast & Listings
  • The Short List – have bought the rights for ‘The United States of America and its territories and possessions’ for period of 3 years (ending March 2009)
  • Broadcast S4C, Wales
  • Screened on the Sony PlayStation Portable site until January 2007
  • Distributed by the British Film Council
  • UK Short Film Database
  • British Films Catalogue

Hand drew the cartoon on paper, scanned it into the computer, then painted up each frame in Corel Painter.

Film Stills

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