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Chest swelling, strutting about and shaking that plumage. But will this dove manage to impress his coveted companion?
Male dove Doffer courts female Duifje in this eerily familiar dance of attraction, seduction and... disillusionment. By the way, they are everything but boring humdrum pigeons. What strikes the eye is the hip design, with realistically captured birds set against a crisply coloured background and romantic soundtrack. This way, all attention is focussed on the graceful come-on.


Sound Design
Executive producer
Sound editing
Still photography
Production company
Thalia de Jong

Title: When Doves Try
Year: 2023
Duration : 3 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2023

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