Quarantine is a stop-motion short film by Astrid Goldsmith, about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers living in the shadow of a quarantine facility. It was commissioned by the BFI and BBC4 as part of their prestigious Animation 2018 talent scheme and screened to a capacity audience at the BFI, before being shown on BBC4.
The 13-minute film’s orchestral score weaves elements of traditional folk, world music and folk horror as it follows the exploits of a diverse cast of characters through a dramatic and thrilling narrative.
Quarantine won the Best Animated Short Film award at London Short Film Festival in 2020.
The film is available to watch for free on BFI Player.