We are happy to announce that filming for our feature documentary SongbirdSOS is nearly complete. We are in the thick of editing now and look forward to sharing the film with audiences in the fall.
Humans share an intimate relationship with songbirds. The impulse to listen to their song and to capture them in our stories and music has existed for thousands of years. But this connection is in danger of being broken, as we have only half the birds now than we had in the 1960’s.
Over the last year the SongbirdSOS crew has been following and filming the birds around the globe — from Eastern Turkey to the Boreal Forest to New York City. We have touched down in places where songbirds are threatened and met the people from around the world who are working passionately to help them on their way.
While our development and production journey started four years ago, our journey to share this documentary with you and other people interested in birds and conservation issues starts now.
We will be announcing important dates and opportunities for involvement including details around film festivals, broadcasts and other screenings. We will also share highlights from the field through our blog. So please pass on this email if you know anyone who might be interested in the film. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
With your help we believe we can make a difference.
Our crew just wrapped shooting in France and Germany. While there, Director Su Rynard met with Martin Wikelski (Max Plank Institute) who is on the cusp of tracking bird migration paths from outer space. The crew also partied with Dominik Eulberg, a raving ornithologist and famous DJ whose fascination with bird song inspires his electronic dance music. Read more about our trip on our blog.
Our featured scientist this month is ornithologist and author Dr. Bridget Stutchbury. You will hear Bridget’s voice on our film trailer. Bridget wrote the highly acclaimed 2007 book, Silence of the Songbirds, a nominee for the Governor General’s Award, one of the most prestigous books awards in Canada. Bridget’s book was where our filmmaking journey began. Currently she is using ground-breaking geo-locator tracking devices to map bird migration routes across the globe. Read our blog post to find out more about her work.