Private Project

the SCARECROW (French)

Un homme récemment divorcé confronte les côtes rocheuses de solitude après une journée passée avec son fils adolescent et une rencontre avec son ex-femme.

  • Phillip Rhys
  • Phillip William Brock
  • Phillip Rhys
  • Michael Horvath
  • Darren Pettie
    Key Cast
  • Sandra Oh
    Key Cast
  • Sandra Seacat
    Key Cast
  • Alexander Guder
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    L' Épouvantail
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 13, 2015
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Raindance Film Festival
    London, UK
    September 26, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Palm Springs Short Fest
    Palm Springs
    June 19, 2015
    North American
  • Flickers: Rhode Island Film Festival
    Newport, RI
    August 8, 2015
    East Coast Premiere
  • LA Shorts Fest
    Los Angeles
    August 29, 2015
    Los Angeles
  • Raindance Film Festival
    London, UK
    October 3, 2015
    UK Premiere
  • SF Shorts
    San Francisco
    October 17, 2015
    San Francisco
  • Ottawa Film Festival
    Ottawa, Canada
    October 17, 2015
    Canada Premiere
  • Festival international Signes de Nuit
    Paris, France
    November 28, 2015
  • Festival De Cannes: Court Metrage
    Cannes, France
    May 13, 2015
    European Premiere
Director Biography - Phillip Rhys

The Scarecrow is Phillip Rhys' narrative short debut. Phillip is a
Sundance Lab Alumni and has previously directed two documentary shorts, "Xie, Xie, Shanghai" and "The Rocky." Phillip
has been an actor for 20 years. Originally from London, some of his acting credits include pivotal roles in the Emmy winning, series, "24" (SAG nomination), "Nip/ Tuck", BBC’s, Dr. Who and post-apocalyptic drama "Survivors", "Flatland" with
Dennis Hopper, "Tintin" directed by Steven Spielberg and "Salome" directed by and starring Al Pacino.

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Director Statement

In a culture obsessed with escape, youth and success I want to tell real
stories that don't merely rely on conflict but the contrast and coherence we all share. Our story is not about a "hero" and he's not on a "journey" - we'll save that for Marvel and "The Bachelor." He's just doing what most of us try to do each day and that's to keep moving forward with our lives doing the best we can. Heroic? Maybe. "The Scarecrow" is a story for an audience that is not defined by age but by maturity, an audience that wants to think, feel and question.