A broken wing, the will to fly, an escape, a high.

An ordinary day in a drug addict’s life – steal, score, shoot up – but today her routine is disrupted by something more broken than she is… a little bird.

Girl – Sarah Mortimer

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5 mins   35mm  1:2.39  Colour  2007

Bird is distributed by Ouat Media

Writer, Director & Producer – Melanie Brunt
Writer & Producer – Cathrine McVeigh
DOP – Simon Ozolins
Art Director & Costume Designer – Nadia Dussleberg
Sound Designer – Roberto Salvatore
Editor – Maryjeanne Watt

2009  Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Canada
2009  Winner – Silver Palm Award
– Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico

2009  Winner – Best Social Film
– San Gio Festival, Italy

2009  St Kilda Film Festival, Australia
2008  Seen & Heard Women’s Film Festival, Australia
2008  Open Channel’s Love Your Work, Australia
2008  Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Australia

Melanie Brunt graduated with 1st class Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Film & TV, where she wrote, directed and edited 3 short films. Her shorts have screened in competition at international film festivals in around the world, including the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival. Her 2 minute short film Rain won Best Short Film at the In the Bin Short Film Festival in Queensland.

Melanie is also one the eleven directors behind Little Deaths, a low budget collaborative feature film, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2008 and is distributed by Odin’s Eye Entertainment.