One day, when Mama bird was away, Mel decided it was time to learn to fly. She had been in the nest long enough. Despite the fears of her cautious siblings, Mel takes to the sky...and plummets. But while a host of tree-dwelling animals tries to intervene, can Mel master the art of flight?
Mel Fell is based on the book written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor. The film was adapted, directed, and animated by Galen Fott. The musical score was composed and performed by Sarah Hart. The film is produced by Lori Benton, Paul R. Gagne, and Melissa R. Ellard at Weston Woods Studios.
Narrator — Noah Wall
Mel — Lucia Krosoczka
Pim — Zoe Krosoczka
Pip — Ollie Bowles
Squirrels, Bees, Fly, Slug — Galen Fott
Squirrels, Bees, Mama — Laura Fott
Fish — Sawyer Quinton Sizelove
WorldFest Houston — Bronze Remi Award
KidFilm Family Festival, Dallas
Belmont World Family Film Festival
BAMkids, Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAMkids "Best of the Fest"
Children's Film Festival Seattle
Children's Film Festival Seattle "Best of the Fest"
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Internationales Trickfilm Festival — Stuttgart
Cinemagic International Film and Festival for Young People, Belfast
Bellingham Children's Film Festival
Louisville Children's Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival — Orange County Museum of Art
Athens International Children's Film Festival
Mi Primer Festival de Cine — Madrid
Mi Primer Festival de Cine — Barcelona
ANDKIDS World Film Festival — Notre Dame, Indiana
Nevada City Film Festival — California
Images from the film Mel Fell Copyright © 2022 Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
Mel Fell text and illustrations Copyright © 2021 by Corey R. Tabor