The Thing That Ate The Birds

The Thing That Ate The Birds

On the North Yorkshire Moors, Abel, Head Gamekeeper, discovers the thing that is eating his grouse. His blunt and violent response brings the menace back home shattering his already crumbling relationship with his wife.

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Sophie Mair

Dan Gitsham




Directors: Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham
Executive Producer: Neville Pierce
Producer: Rebecca Wolff, Jude Goldrei and Sophie Mair
Screenwriter: Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham
Cinematographer: James Oldham
Editor: James Taggart
Production Designer: Tom Atkins
Sound Designer: Andrew Layfield
Music: Krantz
Principal Cast: Eoin Slattery, Rebecca Palmer, Lewis Mackinnon, James Swanton
Additional Credits: Hair & Makeup Designer: Denise Donnelly, Production Manager: Daria Nitsche, First Assistant Director: Jez Marshall, Special Effects Designer: Graham Taylor, Visual Effects: Territory Studio and Primary VFX, Gaffer: Tom Salmon


Public Film Contact
Jude Goldrei
Lunar Lander Films, Grasp the Nettle Films, Sketchbook Pictures
Publicity Contact
Jude Goldrei
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2021
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Horror, Short Film
Screening Section: Midnight Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 11 mins