A woman's love for her pet chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys—all 200 of them—ignites a battle with local animal rescuers and puts her marriage in jeopardy.

For The Birds - Dogwoof Documentary

COMPLETED

Filmmaker: Richard Miron
Country: USA
Runtime: 90'
Year: 2018
Format: HD

 


STORY

In Richard Miron’s surprising and empathetic For the Birds, we follow an unusual woman named Kathy who lives with 200 pet chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. What starts as a story seemingly about Kathy’s battle with local animal advocacy groups slowly transforms into an intimate drama about her relationship with her husband Gary, and the toll the birds have taken on their marriage and her well-being. Filmed over the course of five years, this sensitive tale of one woman’s world breaking down—poignant and absorbing in equal measure—is ultimately one of hope about the possibility of regaining one’s life.


Press

"Consistently engrossing" - Screen Daily


Credits

Directed by: Richard Miron

Produced by: Richard Miron, Jeffrey Star, Holly Meehl

Executive Produced by: Brian Reed (S-TOWN), Cindy Meehl (BUCK)

Edited by: Richard Miron, Jeffrey Star

Original Score by: Andrew Johnson

 


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

AFI DOCS 2018

DOC NYC 2018

Festival awards

Best Documentary at Ridgefield Independent Film Festival 2018

Jury Prize for Best Documentary at New Orleans Film Festival 2018