Broken Bird

Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom in a New Jersey suburb, spends a rare visitation day with her father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. They share a meal, she overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.

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Rachel Harrison Gordon




Director: Rachel Harrison Gordon
Producer: Rachel Harrison Gordon, Alon Gur
Screenwriter: Rachel Harrison Gordon
Cinematographer: Rashad Frett
Editor: Rachel Harrison Gordon
Music: Amyra Leon
Principal Cast: Indigo Hubbard-Salk, Chad L. Coleman, Jari Jones, Mel House, Bill Aiken, Vivian Miller, Cantor Erica Lippitz
Additional Credits: Steadicam Operator: Arianna Thibodeau, Gaffer: Josh Therriault, 2nd AC: Blanche Akonchong, 2nd AD: Latifah Todd, Script Supervisor: Samantha Godfrey, Key Grip: Courtney Rush


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Year: 2020
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Drama, Family
Screening in: Shorts Program 3
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 9 mins