23rd March 2020 (for some earlier or even later) our lives changed forever when Covid-19 pandemic destroyed humanity. Our daily lives stopped and so did our favourite pastime films too, and Kirsty Bell‘s A Bird Flew In reflects life stopping. Today Goldfinch Films have sent us the UK/Festival trailer for the emotional UK indie drama, when production stops for a film and the actors are sent home… Alone!
This is a film that’s conceived thanks to the pandemic. Capturing the pressure cooker of stress, loneliness and emotions that we all felt during the main crux of the pandemic…
March 23: the day Lockdown is imposed. The cast and crew of a busy feature film hurriedly shoot their final scene while simultaneously striking the set. After the director calls cut, they are all sent home – alone – where they are forced to find meaning in their lives and loves.
The film is composed as a series of concentric circles, actions rippling outwards from this central event: with each set of characters we capture key moments, across five time bands each exactly a fortnight apart. All these scenes are interlinked and co-dependent.
The film stars Derek Jacobi, Jeff Fahey, Julie Dray, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Sadie Frost, Morgana Robinson, Camilla Rutherford, Michael Winder and Frances Barber.
A Bird Flew In will make it’s UK Premiere at next month’s Raindance Film Festival from 5th November.