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YARDBIRD

(2012)

A film by Michael Spiccia

En sélection officielle pour la Palme d'Or du court métrage au Festival de Cannes 2012

Genre(s): Drama

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YARDBIRD

  • Michael Spiccia

    Biography:

    Born in Perth, Western Australia, Michael started drawing and painting from a very young age. Following high-school he went on to study design at the Western Australian School of Art and Design (WASAD), where he cultivated his passion for the visual arts.

    Michael spent a year in London working as a designer, where he began to immerse himself into the rich setting of London's music video and filmmaking community and a whole new world of potential for visual creative expression. After his London stint, Michael returned to Australia and set his sights on music videos as a way to hone his directing skills and eventually make the leap into long-form filmmaking.

    Michael split his time between Bazmark (where he worked alongside Baz Lurhman and Catherine Martin (as a designer), and directing high profile video clips for such bands as: Evermore, Jet, The Black Ryder, Grinspoon, Jack Ladder and Bob Evans to name a few.

    In 2012 Michael produced and completed Yardbird, a short film accepted In Competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Yardbird was written and executive produced by Cannes-Award winning writer/director and fellow West Australian Julius Avery.

    Filmography:

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2012: Cannes Film Festival | Short Films Official Competition

Synopsis



A Young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 13'
  • Country(ies) of production: Australia
  • Original Language(s): English

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Mitzi Ruhlmann, Wade Briggs, Luke Elliot

Company Credits

  • Produced by: JESSICA MITCHELL