The Birdwatchers

The good friends Kim and Luigi are two mid-aged birdwatchers that go everyday to the same bench. Their routine turns upside down when unexpected encounters meet their way: a tale of bravado, battles and friendship!

  • Riccardo CAVOSI
    Director
  • Riccardo CAVOSI
    Writer
  • Riccardo CAVOSI
    Producer
  • John BONADIES
    Producer
  • Lars KNUTZON
    Key Cast
    "Kim"
    'Borgen' & more
  • Adriano MANDOLINI
    Key Cast
    "Luigi"
  • Sune WISMANN
    Key Cast
    "Boy"
  • Ratchev & Carratello
    Soundtrack
    'Padrenostro', 'Pranzo di Ferragosto", & more
  • Asger RYØ BORBERG
    Cinematographer
  • Rasmus LAGERSTEDT
    Sound Director
  • Laurits EK SINDBERG
    Editor
  • Simon Berg Pedersen
    Production Assistant
  • Laura Berg Pedersen
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,600 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    Danish, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    Honorable Mention
  • Bucharest ShortCut CineFest 2021
    Bucharest
    Romania
    Official Selection / Best Original Score / Nominated Best Screenplay
  • Oslo Film Festival 2021
    Oslo
    Norway
    Official Selection / Nominee Best Short Film
  • Milan Gold Awards 2022
    Milan
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • London Movie Awards 2022
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection / Honorable Mention (Indie Short Film)
  • Metropolis Film Festival 2022
    Milan
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • Figari international Short Film 2022 - MKT
    Olbia
    Italy
    Part of the Festival Market
  • We like 'Em Short - Animation and Comedy 2022
    Baker City, Oregon
    United States
    Official Selection / Nominee Best Leading Actor / Nominee Best Cinematography
  • New York Movie Awards 2022
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection / Silver Awards: First Time Director
  • Oslo Short Film Festival 2022
    Oslo
    Norway
    Official Selection / Nominee Best Short Film
  • Film Fest Network 2022
    Online
    Short Film part of the network
  • Lonely Wolf International Film Festival 2022
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection / Winner Best Zero/Low Budget Short Film / Nominee Best Comedy or Musical / Nominee Best Original Concept
  • Sudestival 2023
    Monopoli
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • International Comedy Film Festival 2023
    Online
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Riccardo CAVOSI

Born in Rome (Italy), he studied and lived in Rome, Oslo, Copenhagen and Seoul. Alongside his studies in Economics, Business and Politics, he has always been working in the film, theatre and radio industries. After graduating from a MSc in International Business and Politics (Copenhagen Business School) with a thesis named "The Field of Miracles: a TCE and GWC approach to the Film Industry", he founded in Copenhagen the production company 'Brancaleone Productions' with the aim of producing film and theatre works. Alongside his projects as a director, he is now working as an assistant director in Rome for movies and tv series.

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Director Statement

This is my debut film and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with a great crew, a wonderful cast (among which the Danish actor Lars Knutzon), and the Italian film soundtrack composers Ratchev & Carratello.