The Crow's Call

In 1890s Cornwall, 15-year-old Mae discovers freedom through a lonely scarecrow. When her uncle begins to get suspicious, she is forced to decide between fantasy and reality.

  • Ella Sheffield
  • Ella Sheffield
  • Emily Teteris
  • Keira Savage
    Key Cast
    "Mae Woodley"
  • John Macneill
    Key Cast
    "Thomas Truscott"
  • Laura Frances-Martin
    Key Cast
    "Frances Truscott"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Period Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,936 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Falmouth University
Director Biography - Ella Sheffield

Hi, I'm Ella, the writer and director of 'The Crow's Call. Although I've been making films in some sense since I was a child, this is the first one with a crew and funding behind it. The whole process has been amazing, mainly due to the wonderful people I had the opportunity to work alongside.

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Director Statement

Mae's story began in the Summer of 2022, when I started writing the script. Over various drafts the story became darker and more quiet; one of my favourite things about the film is how the story comes across visually with very little dialogue.

I hope viewers can connect to Mae's story of escape, and the struggle of leaving love behind in pursuit of freedom.