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Sori escapes her life through her imagination. Through drawing she tunes out her parents fighting, and escapes the school bullies. In her imagination she creates a world with her best friend “Bird”. Bird supports Sori, helping her deal with her reality. However, despite running away, reality always finds Sori. Bird comes into reality to help her escape. Despite even this, the heaviness of reality follows Sori. She decides to take the last escape, to leave the Birdcage of her life and fly.

  • Anna Pazderski
  • Anna Pazderski
  • Noh Song Ho
  • Hong Hana Im
    Key Cast
  • Paek Kil Chan
    Key Cast
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    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Psychological, drama
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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Director Biography - Anna Pazderski

Anna is a Polish American director/ actress. After graduating with a BA in Acting from the University of Southern California, she found herself wanting to pursue roles that were not being made. She started creating videos, but was unsatisfied with their quality and her lack of knowledge of filmmaking. Passion in learning of different cultures brought her to South Korea to continue acting, leading her to enroll in the MFA filmmaking program at Chung-Ang University. "Birdcage" is her first short film.

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Director Statement

Mental health of artists is an issue close to my heart. I hope through "Birdcage" audiences will see not the "illness", but the individual.