Birdie - *Irish Premiere

On a bright, ordinary day a woman walks alone to the train station. As she descends the stairs to the underground platform she smiles at a young man. He smiles back. With the smallest of gestures, the woman is caught in a subtle and sinister game.

Director Bio

Classically trained as an actress at the Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne, Shelly Lauman's filmmaking career is preceded by nearly a decade of of work as an actor and theatre maker on some of Australia's most prestigious stages. In 2015, Lauman earned her Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory where she was awarded the AFI Richard P Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award of her graduating film WOMAN OUTSIDE. Her latest work, BIRDIE is the recipient of the Australian Director's Guild / Metro Screen Production Fellowship.


  • Directed by:Shelly Lauman
  • Written by:Shelly Lauman
  • Produced by:Lizzie Cater
  • Runtime:8 mins
  • Completion Date:February 16, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Australia
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition - Programme 13
  • Screening Time / Venue:
    Fri 16th - Bog Lane Theatre - 2:30-3:30pm
    / Sat 17th - Bog Lane Theatre - 2-3pm
  • Links: Website

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