BIRDWING

CALLUMNY FILMS - as PROD / PROMO

Drama - Development 2019

PITCH: A father-son story through the prism of birdwatching. Traces a father, his young son and their fruitless search for a unique bird species which finally appears in year 6 of their annual ritual. An allegory for teaching kids valuable life skills.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Sean MCINTYRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Sean MCINTYRE (CALLUMNY FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • TAGLINE: After six years of fruitless bird-watching expeditions, a father and son's search for a rare bird species finally ends in a momentous, shared experience.

      THEMES: father/son story

      SMELLS LIKE: Healing MEETS Oddball and the Penguins MEETS Red Dog MEETS Red Dog: True Blue

      WHOSE EYEBALLS: males, father/son/grandfather, birdwatching - 90% of our tourists are men

      MARKET: birdwatching and associated request for tender by Mallee MCA: Murray Darling | Hattah Lakes - tender | H-Sun, p57. 90% of our tourists are men ie an underserviced market in cinema - "see this film with your dad and / or grandpa"

      ORIGIN A recent appointment with Mum's neurologist took an unexpected turn when her specialist - a Sri Lankan - launched into this extraordinary anecdote about - of all things - birdwatching.

      PLOT OUTLINE: TBA