I’m now officially also a writer and director. AND this is the first project from my newly minted production wing, Argyle Crown. Enjoy.
Birdwatcher is a short film I’ve had in the works for a while. The title is slang used by British Intelligence for a spy. The plot: dinner for two, deception for one.
The story was inspired by a painting by Alexander Pope, The Fox – Fair Game, which features in the film and poster. Other inspirations include the low-light photography in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (below left) and 17th century Vanitas paintings (below right: Vanitas – Composition with flowers and skull by Adriaen van Utrecht).