2001, 3 minutes, 16mm and video
Crow images and portraits closeups hover as a stilted narration describes the challenge, preparation and joy of an annual crow hunt, supported by a crow calls. A feeling of danger seeps in with a looming, creepy organ score while the increasingly disturbing narration takes us deeper into this flickering world. A broken-winged crow, a woman in a wheelchair, a blind pedestrian with a seeing-eye dog, men with rifles marching with great purpose into the snowy forest. Life-fragile, broken, predatory-reflected.
score: Donovan Skirvin
cinematography & edit: Vanessa Renwick
story: Vanessa Renwick
narration: Bayard Mac Michael
actors:Tamara Qiao, Michael Brophy and Philip Cooper