PRESS KIT: THE BOOK OF BIRDIE

 The Book of Birdie
 

THE BOOK OF BIRDIE

TECHNICAL SPECS
Running Time: 90 mins
Language: English
Country of Production: UK
Filming Location: Wisconsin, USA
Aspect Ratio: 2.39
Shooting Format: 4K Digital, Color
Screening Format: 2K, DCP, Blu-ray
Sound: Stereo
Genre: Horror/Fantasy/Magical Realism
2017

International Sales: 
Reel Suspects [fr]

THEMES
Haunting, stigmata, madness, young love, feminine mysticism.

LOGLINE
The Strange Events of the Life of Birdie

SYNOPSIS
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? 

CAST
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

Director
Elizabeth E. Schuch

Original Screenplay
Anami Tara Shucart & Elizabeth E. Schuch

Producers
Iakovos Vroutsis
Konstantinos Koutsoliotas

Associate Producers
Joao Pedro Fleck
Nicholas Tonsho

Consultant Producer
Katie Camosy 

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]

Production Company
Melancholy Star [gb]

In Association with
Fantaspoa Produçoés [br]

Co-Producer
Andy Thompson [gb]

CONTACT
General:
MELANCHOLY STAR LTD
+44 753 213 6112
www.melancholystar.com
info[at]melancholystar.com

Sales/Festivals:
REEL SUSPECTS
Phone : + 33 1 58 51 42 95

IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5142400
Twitter @thebookofbirdie
Instagram #thebookofbirdie
Facebook www.facebook.com/birdiethefilm

PRODUCTION NOTES
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.

FESTIVALS
World Premiere: Göteborg International Film Festival 2017 Sweden

Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 (Opening Night) Brazil

Stranger With My Face International Film Festival 2017 Australia

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, (Closing Night) 2017 USA

Sitges International Festival of Fantastic Cinema 2017 Spain

Monsters of Film Festival 2017 Sweden

Luna Plina 2017 Romania

Razor Reel Film Festival 2017 Belgium

UnderWire Film Festival 2017 UK

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival 2018 Germany

 

AWARDS
WINNER : 'BEST FEATURE FILM' Stranger With My Face Int’l Film Festival 2017

WINNER: 'BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY' Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017

PRESS

SCREEN DAILY - Göteborg Lineup

VARIETY - Göteborg Lineup

CORREIO DO POVO - Fantaspoa Poster & Lineup

SCREEN ANARCHY - Poster Release

AREVIEWLUTION - Director Interview

CINEUROPA - Reel Suspects Lineup

THE VERGE - Film Review

THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS - Film Review

THOSE HORROR PALS - Video Review

NIGHTMARE ON FILMSTREET - Review Brooklyn Horror

POP HORROR - Review Final Girls

BIRTH MOVIES DEATH - Review Brooklyn Horror

CINEPUNX - Review Brooklyn Horror

WOMAN IN REVOLT - Film Review

CINEMA CRAZED - Review Final Girls

FILM PHILOSOPHY - Film Analysis

BECHDEL TEST - 3/3 Approval

REALTIME - Film Review

TEASER TRAILER - Trailer Release

FOLLOWING FILMS - Director Interview

UNSEEN FILMS - Film Review

SCI FI NOW - Film Review

AV CLUB - Press Release/Exclusive Clip

FLICKERING MYTH - Film Review

SCREEN ANARCHY - Press Release/Exclusive Clip

HORROR SOCIETY - Press Release

CRYPT TEASE - Press Release

DAILY DEAD - Press Release

EYE FOR FILM - Film Review

NIGHTMARISH CONJURINGS - Press Release

ROTTEN TOMATOES

SBS MOVIES - Review Stranger With My Face

DAILY DEAD - Review Sitges

BOCA DE INFERNO - Review Fantaspoa

DONS HORROR WORLD - Film Review

INDIE EYE - Film Review

VIMOOZ - Review Stranger With My Face

MORBIDLY BEAUTIFUL - Film Review

BITTEN APPLE TV - Brooklyn Horror interview w Ilirida Memedovski