Sparrow

A charming film exploring the subtle dynamics of brother and sisterhood.

Cara, the first kid in the family to graduate, returns from her gap year to a family celebration in her honour. Older brother Nathan, forced to drop out of his music degree after a life-changing hand injury, is conflicted. Pleased to see his sister; angry and bitter at the world after his accident; stagnating at home looking after their increasingly alcoholic mother, he struggles to contain his jealousy.

But for the accident, this should have been his party.

Official Selection:  Belfast Film Festival 2018  //  Film Devour 25 (winner Audience Choice Award)  //  Women in Film and Television UK Short Film Showcase 2018 // London Independent Film Festival 2018 // Beer Town Film Festival 2018 // Sleeping Giants Film Festival 2018

Creative Team

Producer:  Julie Gardner

Writer / Director:  Rebekah Davis

The script was developed by Northern Ireland Screen’s script consultant and short film executive through their Access Shorts scheme; an initative to find film-makers exclusively from groups that are under-represented in the film and television sector.

Cara:  Lola Petticrew

Nathan:  Chris Grant

Carol:  Rachael Murray

DOP:  Ian Marrs

Production Designer:  Jessica Dunleavy

Sound Recordists:  Chris Woodcock/Andrew McArthur

Editor:  Lauren L’estrange

Composer:  Jenny McCaffrey

1st Assistant Director:  Paul George

Project Specs

Running time: 13’05”

Year: 2017

Language: English

Country of Origin: UK/Ireland

Filming Location:  Belfast, Northern Ireland

Format: 16:9, HD, 25 fps

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