A Birder's Guide to Everything

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World Premiere

USA | 88 MINUTES

A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

Drama, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Relationships
Sideways meets Stand by Me in this endearing story of friendship, family and a place in bird watching’s history books. On the eve of his widower father’s second wedding, fifteen-year-old David Portnoy spots what may just be the extinct Labrador duck. Now he and the two other stalwart members of the local Young Birders Society, joined by their headstrong photographer classmate Ellen, take off on a rollicking, interstate road trip in search of a rare bird and elusive answers to teenage questions large and small.

With marvelous supporting performances by Ben Kingsley and James LeGros, A Birder’s Guide to Everything is an alternately poignant and funny window into the thoughtful world of birding and the inner peace that can be discovered during a walk in the woods. Rob Meyer delivers a sparkling feature film debut with a coming-of-age tale to warm the hearts of anyone who grew up with a nerdy passion. It becomes a tenderhearted look at the moments and relationships that change even the most intensely focused lives.

—Arthur Ryel-Lindsey

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Rob Meyer

ROB MEYER is an NYU graduate whose short film, Aquarium, won awards at festivals around the world. He was previously an associate producer at PBS’s NOVA, HBO Documentary Films and National Geographic. Based in New York City, Meyer directs commercials and has several projects in development with his writing partner, Luke Matheny.
Director
Rob Meyer
Screenwriter
Rob Meyer, Luke Matheny
Producer
Dan Lindau, Paul Miller, Kirsten Duncan Fuller, Lisa Jenkins
Editor
Vito DeSario
Cinematographer
Tom Richmond
Executive Producer
James Korein, Michael Gray, Jeff Wolk, Ryan Silbert, Robert Profusek, Goetz Grossman
Composer
Jeremy Turner
Co-Producer
Linda Moran
Cast
Ben Kingsley, James LeGros, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Wolff, Katie Chang, Michael Chen, Daniela Lavender

CONTACTS

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New York, New York 10022
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US Sales Contact
John Sloss
Cinetic Media
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 212 204 7979
sales@cineticmedia.com
Print Source
Kirsten Fuller
Dreamfly Productions
Dallas, 75204
Phone: 214 478 5499
kirsten@dreamflyproductions.com
International Sales Contact
John Sloss
Cinetic Media
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 212 204 7979
sales@cineticmedia.com
Press Contact
Kirsten Fuller
Dreamfly Productions
Dallas, 75204
Phone: 214 478 5499
kirsten@dreamflyproductions.com