An Ornithologist’s Daughter, 2021.
Following the death of both of her parents, a woman chicken farmer is sent an old box of family things. She opens it with her son. In the box, they discover a book written by the woman’s father, Morfar, which recounts the man’s navy service in the South Pacific during WWII where he collected bird specimens. The son recites passages of the book to his mother as they try to resurrect an image of a fading family history.
Set within the isolated mountains of rural Ireland, 'An Ornithologist's Daughter' is a documentary - fiction hybrid film that explores the fluid continuum of life and death between one woman, her birds and their shared environment.