Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Directed by: James Ngyuen
Friday, April 1 - Saturday, April 2, 2011
Perhaps the most discussed and anticipated avaian-based disaster film since the The Birds, BIRDEMIC is equal parts epochal tale and cinematic warning shot. It tells the story of a couple unexpectedly and unforgettably caught in the eye of a feather-based storm; an apocalyptic attack winging down from the skies in a twisted morass of feathers, talons and blood-soaked claws.
The man caught holding the gun that fired the shot across the diegetic bow of cineastes everywhere? Look no further than writer-director-dream factory foreman James Ngyuen. One of cinema’s most persistent dreamers, Nguyen (legally trademarked as “The Master of the Romantic Thriller”™) funded his masterwork with personal funds accrued from his day job as a Silicon Valley software salesman. No less than five years in the making, BIRDEMIC stands as a testament to Nguyen’s dark, enduring vision.
“If this is a joke, it’s the JFK assassination of jokes.” – Vice
“It might end up being the greatest film of all time!” – Videogum
“A high-flying cult hit.” – The New York Times
“The greatest avian horror flick since THE BIRDS!” – Time Out New York