You can’t choose your family. This 2011 short film explores the father-daughter dynamic between free-spirited Bird (Peter Hawes) and uptight Blessing (Dra McKay). When Bird nearly burns down the house, Blessing packs him off to the Golden Falls retirement home. Hippy Bird chaffs against the home’s confinements, and forces Blessing to reconsider what freedom and kindness might mean with regard to kin. Bird was co-directed by acclaimed advertising director Steve Ayson (The French Doors) and Jane Shearer (Nature’s Way); the pair co-wrote with Gregory King (Song of Good).
Both are fully aware of what the other is up to, both too afraid to actually confront the situation and talk about it.– Co-director Jane Shearer on the film's father-daughter family dynamic
Made in association with the Film Commission's Short Film Fund
Music composed by Dean Roberts and Jeremy Lange
Music Supervisors Level Two Music.