Directed and Written by Sophie Mair & Dan Gitsham, Produced by Jude Golrei and Rebecca Wolff
Production Company Sketchbook Pictures, Grasp The Nettle Films Ltd and Lunar Lander Films
Funded by BFI NETWORK 2021
Run time 12 Minutes
Writen and Directed by Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham
Film Still © Michael Goldrei 2019
SXSW Festival Laurel. Image © Michael Goldrei 2019
Having the support of the BFI Network to make this very personally film was invaluable, and their trust gave us the confidence to express ourselves through music and animation alone. Chris Hees, Producer
“The BFI NETWORK have been dream creative partners and really supportive in the making of ‘The Thing That Ate The Birds’. We feel incredibly lucky and encouraged by the experience. They have offered us so much guidance and their involvement, along with our co-financier ALTER, has helped us to entice fantastic cast, crew, and other collaborators to the film, as well as helping us attract interest from festival programmers and press.” Sophie Mair, Co Writer and Director
BFI NETWORK, in partnership with production companies Blak Wave & Little By Little Films, are pleased to present our participants for the New Voices scheme 2021-22. This talent development opportunity aims to help aspiring South West and Midlands based filmmakers looking to develop their five-minute short film idea.
It's Me is a dark tale of a game that cannot be sustained. Set over the course of an evening, a mother remembers moments from a game she played with her son throughout his childhood. Tragedy strikes when he unexpectedly returns.