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Birder's Guide to Everything, A
Directed by
Rob Meyer

USA / 2012 / 90

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Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Rob Meyer, Katie Chang, Alex Wolff
David Portnoy is a 15 year-old birding fanatic who has made the discovery of a lifetime…or so he thinks. Now, on the eve of his father’s remarriage he sets out with his two best friends on a bizarre road trip to confirm his rare sighting. Nerdy, naive, and totally unequipped to handle the challenges of the real world, the band hold it together through misfortune upon misadventure as well as their own ineptitude. Rob Meyer’s feature debut is a unique coming of age comedy featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as David’s ornithologist idol. As David begins to come to terms with his father’s impending marriage he realizes that there is more to life than his birding obsession. Featuring winning performances by Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) and Kingsley and filmed in the Hudson Valley, A Birder's Guide is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy. –Michael Burke
Rob Meyer is an NYU graduate whose short film, Aquarium, won awards at festivals around the world including the Diane Sleigman Award for Best Student Short at the 2007 Woodstock FIlm Festival.

Rob was previously an associate producer at PBS’s NOVA, HBO Documentary Films and National Geographic. Based in New York City, Meyer directs commercials and has several projects in development with his writing partner, Luke Matheny who won the Diane Sleigman Award for Best Student Short at the 2010 Woodstock FIlm Festival before going on to win the 2011 Oscar for best live action short.

Cast/Featuring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Wolff, Michael Chen, Katie Chang, Ben Kingsley, James LeGros, Daniela Lavender
Executive Producer(s): James Korein, Michael Gray, Jeff Wolk, Ryan Silbert, Robert Profusek, Goetz Grossman
Producer(s): Dan Lindau, Paul Miller, Kirsten Duncan Fuller, Lisa Jenkins, Linda Moran (co-producer)
Director(s): Rob Meyer
Screenwriter(s): Rob Meyer, Luke Matheny
Cinematographer(s): Tom Richmond
Editor(s): Vito DeSario
Composer(s)/Music: Jeremy Turner
Courtesy of: Screen Media/Focus World
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