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Why Did you Break My Birds?

Frank isn't sure why he broke those birds but he's trying to figure it out. Follow Frank as he uses the medium of a short film to attempt to understand have things have gone so south for him and gotten, frankly, out of control in this irreverent comedy.

  • Stanley Vialli Thompson
  • Stanley Vialli Thompson & Henry Monk
  • Meara Owen-Griffiths
  • Reuben Mzera
    Key Cast
    "Frank "
  • Charlie Maton Presley
    Director of Photography
  • Tabitha Walker
    Production Designer
  • Tom Brown
    Sound Recorder
  • Ethan David
  • Henry Monk
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Stanley Vialli Thompson

Writer and director of multiple short films. Directed a short documentary entitled 'PUNCH' about the severity of competing at an amateur level of boxing and the violence and skill involved in the act of the punch within the sport of boxing. Co-wrote and directed the short film 'Why Did You Break My Birds', a surrealist comedy about a man named Frank who has an insatiable need to break things emotionally or financially valuable to other people. The film was shot on 16mm with an ARRI SR3, which was a fantastic opportunity and a huge learning curve as a director due to the financial and time limitations of the film stock, we shot only the best and necessary scenes that we came up with, a technique I will take on to all future projects. Quality, not quantity. I have worked on several commercials and music videos as a Video Playback operator. I am from Cornwall and feel the need to tell stories that are relevant to the young generation we have grown up in and I want to create a new cinematic language from original ideas that captivates people today.

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