Scheme Birds

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Scheme Birds

Directed by Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin

  • Sweden, United Kingdom 2019; 90 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best Documentary Feature Film, Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award - Tribeca FF

Synopsis

SCHEME BIRDS centers on Scottish teenager Gemma and the people in her life: her grandfather, who raised her after her mother abandoned her; her boyfriend Pat; her unlucky best friend Amy; and her neighbor JP. Their scheme is Jerviston, a place where you “either get knocked up or locked up,” where there’s been nothing to do since Margaret Thatcher closed the local steelworks in the 1980s. Everyone finds a distraction to stay out of trouble: Papa keeps pigeons and teaches boxing, the kids drink and commit petty crime, and Gemma finds motherhood.

Production

  • SISYFOS FILM PRODUCTION

    Mario Adamson 

International Sales

  • SYNDICADO FILM SALES

    Aleksandar Govedarica