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The tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.

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Lucas Martell

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Lucas Martell, Austen Menges (additional story) | 2 more credits »
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A rookie CIA agent on his very first field assignment. Walter Beckett, our bumbling hero, receives a high tech spy briefcase while in Washington D.C.. Trouble begins when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside the gadget-ridden briefcase and begins to wreak havoc on Walter and nearby pedestrians. The chaos is nearly halted by our hero, until the pigeon manages to hit one last control, launching a nuclear missile that Walter must stop before it reaches its destination. Written by Lucas Martell

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10 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pichón imposible See more »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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On November 1st 2017, when the CIA released terrorist Osama Bin Laden's files to the public, it was discovered that this movie was his hard drive. See more »

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In the beginning Walter has a donut in the right hand and takes the briefcase with the left hand. In the next shot he's holding the case with his right hand and the donut in the left hand. See more »

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Remade as Spies in Disguise (2019) See more »

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Pigeon Impossible, animation tells a spy parody
20 September 2009 | by sotofoto-1See all my reviews

Shorts are the door to access to movies; is a fight against time that you have to win by knock out. Shorts also show the goals of the new generation of filmmakers, and certainly are a great source of ideas, fresh narrative, and an inspiration for many directors. Martell chooses animation; an expression that besides having ideas, you have to show a great technique, and express it through hours, and hours of work. Pigeon Impossible has many of those virtues; is a satire of spy stories, with a great sense of humor. I tasted this short in 33o Montreal World Film Festival, honored as best short by the jury -besides many other recognitions- and I was very pleased to discover that this work is one of the most creative shorts of 2009. The animations shows with great technique camera moves, rhythm, music, story, and a cinematographic language according to an orthodox way of telling stories: In 6 minutes takes the spectator from presenting characters, to a climax, and then surprising ending... and the most important: In a very amusing way! Congratulations to young Austin Texas filmmaker Lucas Martell…you have stories to tell, and you also know how to tell them...even in 6.12 minutes. You have a great future! Leopoldo Soto


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