PRESS KIT: THE BOOK OF BIRDIE
THE BOOK OF BIRDIE
Running Time: 90 mins
Country of Production: UK
Filming Location: Wisconsin, USA
Aspect Ratio: 2.39
Shooting Format: 4K Digital, Color
Screening Format: 2K, DCP, Blu-ray
Genre: Horror/Fantasy/Magical Realism
Reel Suspects [fr]
Haunting, stigmata, madness, young love, feminine mysticism.
The Strange Events of the Life of Birdie
When a fragile, imaginative teenager is placed in a dying convent, will her unusual obsessions and hallucinations become a mark of sainthood or dark heresy?
Introducing Ilirida Memedovski as BIRDIE
MOTHER SUPERIOR Suzan Crowley
GRANDMOTHER Kathryn Browning
SISTER PRUDY Kathryn Haynes
JULIA Kitty Hall
SISTER MERCY Holly Stanfield
SISTER CLARENCE Kati Brazda
SISTER DOLORES Kymberly Mellen
Elizabeth E. Schuch
Anami Tara Shucart & Elizabeth E. Schuch
Joao Pedro Fleck
Cinematography/VFX: Konstantinos Koutsoliotas
Composers: David Kemp
Musical Arrangements: Kristen Singer
Production Designer: Elizabeth E. Schuch
Costume Designer: Anami Tara Shucart
Sound: Sen Na
Sound Recordist: Jacob Johnson
Makeup/FX Makeup: Carly Knight
Puppet Designer: Ana Maio
Visual Effects & Post-Production
Melancholy Star [gb]
Melancholy Star [gb]
In Association with
Fantaspoa Produçoés [br]
Andy Thompson [gb]
MELANCHOLY STAR LTD
+44 753 213 6112
Phone : + 33 1 58 51 42 95
Filmed on location in Kenosha, Wisconsin at Kemper Center in January 2016, post-production was completed January 2017 in the UK, with crew and creatives from the US, Greece, Brazil, Portugal and the UK.
Featuring an all female cast, the film is the first feature for director/designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, and is the second feature film for London-based production company Melancholy Star. THE BOOK OF BIRDIE provides a feminine counterpoint to their award-winning first film THE WINTER (O ΧΕΙΜΩΝΑΣ), which follows the journey into madness of a young poet in a haunted house in Greece.
The World Premiere Screening of The Book of Birdie: 30 JANUARY 2017 at the Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden, Scandinavia's premiere film event.
The Latin American Premiere of The Book of Birdie: 19 MAY 2017 at the Opening Night of Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The Australian Premiere of The Book of Birdie: 6 MAY 2017 at Stranger With My Face International Film Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.
The North American Premiere of The Book of Birdie: Closing Night of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, 15 OCT 2017.
50th Sitges International Festival of Fantastic Cinema in Catalonia on 6 OCT 2017 and 7 OCT 2017.
Monsters of Film Festival, in Stockholm Sweden on 6 OCTOBER 2017.
UK Premiere of The Book of Birdie: 24 NOV 2017 at UnderWire Film Festival.
German Premiere: Final Girls Berlin Film Festival 1 FEB 2018
WINNER : 'BEST FEATURE FILM' Stranger With My Face International Film Festival 2017
WINNER: 'BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY' Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017
SCREEN DAILY - Göteborg Lineup
VARIETY - Göteborg Lineup
CORREIO DO POVO - Fantaspoa Poster & Lineup
SCREEN ANARCHY - Poster Release
AREVIEWLUTION - Director Interview
CINEUROPA - Reel Suspects Lineup