Birdshot 18+

Fiction | Feature
Director  Mikhail Red
Philippines, Qatar | 116 mins | 2016
Filipino with English subtitles

Australian Premiere

Innocence lost.

Beauty and brutality exist side-by-side in the award-winning second feature by talented young Filipino filmmaker Mikhail Red (Rekorder). Newcomer Mary Joy Apostol is remarkable as 14-year-old Maya, a motherless farm girl who mistakenly kills a protected bird. Assigned to the case is Domingo, an idealistic rookie cop surrounded by a deeply embedded culture of corruption. Birdshot is an elegantly composed study in the loss of innocence and offers potent commentary on the present state of things in The Philippines.  

Birdshot is wonderfully well directed and performed. – Variety

Director Mikhail Red | Producer Pamela L. Reyes | Screenwriter Mikhail Red and Rae Red | Cast Mary Joy Apostol, Arnold Reyes, John Arcilla, Ku Aquino | Composer Teresa Barrozo | Cinematographer Mycko David | Editor Jay Halili, Mikhail Red