‘Killer Bird’ is the 5th film from the fertile mind and Directorial talent of Daniel Harding at 23½ films.
A preview to the story from Writer/ Director Daniel:
‘A dangerous bird has escaped and is causing panic amongst the local community. Coerced by his friends, Michael sets out to capture the bird and return it to the authorities.’
Checkout the trailer
I was pleasantly suprised by this film. It was exceptionally well made. The intrigue of the plot really hooked me. The film quality was excellent with great sound and cinematography. The cast nailed their lines and were really believable which is hardly surprising consider the calibre of Actors involved (check their bios!) . I found the friends very relatable, I’m sure I grew up with people like this. All the characters generated a strong impression or emotional effect on me, deeming them both relevant and moving.
Judging by the opinions of the friends in the film and the flow of the story, for me this film seemed to set out to provoke the viewer into changing their perception of how they interpret influences on their lives particularly as it relates to media and peers.
I definitely empathised with the lead, Michael, having been faced with making tough decisions with friends that affect my whole outlook on life.
For me the film asked the following:
Are you just going to let life wash over you? Will you question what you are doing, what you’ve always done and when?
Isn’t it time to take an interest in what is really going on in the world ? Are you destined to remain with sheeple? When are you going to stand up to others?
I was left at the end of the film wanting to a whole lot know more about the characters. I hope that there are follow ups in the future.
I have had to remain somewhat vague about the film to avoid giving to much away so please watch the film when it is released
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Move Me – Short Film Festival, 16-17th May 2016
Los Angeles CineFest, 14th-21st March 2016
Selby International Short Film Festival, 30th July 2016
UK Screen One International Film Festival, 8th-12th February 2016
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Chris Clynes played Michael
London based actor Chris is originally from Leeds. He is an established theater actor including the lead in Hamlet at the Rose Playhouse. He recently starred in the film ‘Crossroads’ which debuted in Cannes.
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Lindsay Bennett played Linda
Lindsay has been and actor on stage and film since 2007. She also hails from North on the country. ‘Killer Bird is her fifth film. Her most current production at the time of writing is the Horror ‘Still’ from Director Oliver Park
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Stewart Barham played Paul
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Steve Sipple played Warren
London based Actor Steve is also a firefighter (like me) and a Director. He is part of Cutting Edge Combats Fight Unit, who specialize in stage and screen combat . Though only in the business since 2011, in the first three years he has had 13 roles!
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Kate Goodfellow played Amber
Kate has been in Theater and film since 2004 . She was born in Australia where she also received her first training in acting. Kate is the Artistic Director of RedBellyBlack Physical Theatre Company
Kate won Best Female Performer at the 2014 Brighton Fringe Festival. This is her sixth film role. Her background like many of the other actors was in theatre. She has appeared in three other films since this role at time of press.
Steve Larkin played John
Actor for film, television and theatre. Singer in band ‘One Zero One’.
Steve has been acting since 2001.He started acting in theatre but has had nine or ten film parts since 2012.
Ingvild Deila played Andreea