UBC Creative Writing Alumni, Roslyn Muir, is proud to present “The Birdwatcher,” her latest film. Imperative Pictures is proud to announce that its feature film, The Birdwatcher will have its Vancouver Premiere at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival in celebration of International Women’s Day in March 2016. The Birdwatcher is the story of Saffron, a single mother of two, who after being diagnosed with cancer, embarks on a journey to re-connect with her estranged birth mother in the hopes of finding a home for her children when she is gone.
“I am thrilled that The Birdwatcher is having its Vancouver debut at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival,” says Director Siobhan Devine. “VIWIFF is a hugely important festival that shows deep respect of women filmmakers and showcases inspiring films. It’s the festival that launched The Birdwatcher.”
This is the first feature by screewriter Roslyn Muir and director Siobhan Devine, and stars acclaimed Canadian actresses Camille Sullivan (Shattered, Da Vinci’s Inquest, The Killing), as Saffron, and Gabrielle Rose (The Sweet Hereafter, The Five Senses, Grace, Mothers & Daughters) as Birdy, the famous, yet reclusive birdwatcher and Saffron’s estranged mother.
Joining Sullivan and Rose are rising stars, Matreya Fedor (Mr. Young, Cedar Cove, Chaos Theory, The Troop) and Jakob Davies (Once Upon A Time, Supernatural, If I Stay). Fedor previously starred in Devine’s award winning short film, OMG, and plays Saffron’s teenaged daughter, Lucy. Along with respected screen veteran, Garwin Sanford (Stargate SG1), the talented cast brings the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters to life.
In March 2013, Devine received the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Feature Film Award, which offers a bundle of in-kind industry services and rental packages worth up to $120K from some of Canada’s preeminent industry organizations, including William F. White Intl, North Shore Studios, Sim Digital, Encore, Front Row Insurance, and executive producing services from Carol Whiteman of Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA).
The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival runs March 8-13, 2016.