A short film based on the true story of Nigel, the lonely gannet of Mana Island who hopelessly fell in love with a concrete statue. His tragic tale of idealisation and delusion shows us a reflection of our own misconceptions in love.

MA Graduation film from Royal College of Art, London.

Relive the tragic tale of Nigel the gannet in Natasza Cetner’s animation

Relive the True Story of a Lonely Seabird & his Hopeless Love in Natasza Cetner’s Animated Short ‘Nigel’

Lonely Bird Tale ‘Nigel’ Flies the Nest with Online Debut


“Nigel” Is The Love Story You Need

Animation and direction: Natasza Cetner
Sound Design: Yiannis Spanos
Sound Mix: Yin Lee
Animation Assistants: Kyle Peyton, Tanaka Tiriboyi, Joao Gonzalez, Sahanshil Dangol, Cassie Amis, Becky Vickars, Gary Wilson, Melanie Campbell, Silvia Zubrinic, Asheila Amara, Flora Caulton, Voltaire Joshua Gonzalez


Short of the Week Premiere 2020
PÖFF Shorts, Estonia 2019
Animateka, Slovenia 2019
Anifilm 2020
Animac 2020
Animator, Poznan 2020
Tricky Women 2020
London International Animation Festival 2019
Animocje 2020
La Guarimba , Amantea 2020
Linoleum Animation Festival, Kiev 2020
Cardiff Animation Nights 2020
O!PLA – Polish Animation Film Festival 2020
Ajayu International Animation Festival, Peru 2019
Silk Road International Film Festival, 2020
Zlin Film Festival – Czech Republic, 2020
Fluxus Animation Film Festival, Netherlands 2020
Animakom, Bilbao 2020
Animalfama, Lisbon 2020
Gojo Short Animation Gallery Exhibition 2019

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