When Birdie is sent to a dying convent for a new lease on life, she befriends the groundskeeper's daughter and just when things to start to look up, everything comes crashing down. The Book of Birdie, Elizabeth E. Schuch's feature-length directorial debut, will be released on VOD on October 2nd.

"Introverted Birdie is sent to live in a quaint and isolated convent by her concerned grandmother, in an attempt to change her sobering outlook on life. But left to her own devices she develops a heightened obsession with blood, which seems all too willing to flow from her body, and reoccurring visions and hallucinations that pull her in every direction. Sometimes whimsical and sometimes gory, Birdie passively questions - is she a saint or is she cursed?

Escaping the watchful eye of Mother Superior and the other nuns Birdie begins an intimate friendship with Julia, the groundskeeper's daughter, but things begin to spiral out of control when the closing of the convent is announced and fates must be confronted.

THE BOOK OF BIRDIE is the feature directorial debut from Elizabeth E. Schuch, who's background includes credits and accolades in theatrical design, visual effects, and storyboarding. The film has a majority female crew and an exclusively female cast led by mesmerizing newcomer Ilirida Memedovski in the starring role of Birdie alongside seasoned talent Susan Crowley (Mother Superior) and Kathryn Browning (Grandmother).

The film is produced by Iakovos Vroutsis and Konstantinos Koutsoliotas and co-produced by Andy Thompson. Joao Pedro Fleck and Nicholas Tonsho executive produced with Fantaspoa Produçoes. London-based studio Melancholy Star produced and handled VFX.

English Language
90 minutes
Not rated

THE BOOK OF BIRDIE lands on Google Play, Amazon, DISH, and iTunes October 2nd.

THE BOOK OF BIRDIE had its world premiered at Göteborg Film Festival 2017 in Sweden, screened opening night at Brazil's celebrated genre festival Fantaspoa, played the prestigious Sitges Fantastic Film Fest in Spain, and went on to win Best Film at the Stranger With My Face International Film Festival in Tasmania and Best Cinematography at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, where it was the closing night film.


Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

Leave a Reply

Notify of