2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Monday, March 16
1:30PM - 3:01PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


Egg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a UK national police initiative named “Operation Easter” tries to stop them. The thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase. Thousands of eggs confiscated in police raids have been found strapped under beds, beneath floorboards, and in secret rooms. With unprecedented access to the most notorious and inconspicuous perpetrators, Poached delves into the psychology of the egg collectors as they confront their destructive obsession.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min

Director: Timothy Wheeler

Producer: Steve Brown,

Cinematographer: Timothy Wheeler

Editor: Eric Myerson

Music: Mark Orton

Additional Credits: Aerial Photography: Malcolm Beard, Co-Producer: Aaron Goldberg, Co-Producer: Timothy Wheeler


Director and EMMY-nominated cinematographer Timothy Wheeler’s feature The Other Shore premiered at SXSW 2013, broadcast on Showtime, and is distributed internationally by Shine. Other credits include Discovery, PBS, Al Jazeera, and Vice. Timothy has a Master’s in Journalism from UC Berkeley and has enjoyed travel and work in 60+ countries.

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Steve Brown
Ignite Channel
(650) 503-3365

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Timothy Wheeler



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