A familiar tale to many . . . Bowerbirds is a story about the unspoken, unexpected and unseen.
Depicting four stages of a complex relationship, the tale plays out over four distinct chapters revealing two perspectives that cohabit the same nest. Bowerbirds is an avant-garde short film portraying the habitat, rituals, and mannerisms of the male bowerbird and how its behaviours translate into human form.
Creator + Director | Sarah-Vyne Vassallo
Producer | Bus Stop Films
Performer + Collaborator | Dan Daw
Performer + Collaborator | Daniel Monks
Film Consultant | J Motor
Sound Designer | Ekrem Mülayim
Set Consultant | Stephen Metcalf
November 2017 – September 2018
Tuesday 25 September – Saturday 6 October 2018
Monday 15 October – Thursday 8 November 2018
Bowerbirds Stage One Development occurred in 2015.
Bowerbirds has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the NSW Government through Create NSW and in partnership with The Arts Centre Cootamundra.
Image credits: ‘Bowerbirds’ studio sharing 2016. Photos by Hayley Rose Photography.