Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self
About the Film
About the Director
Bob Birdnow is a curious candidate for a motivational speaker. Balding, crippled, and past middle-aged. He does have something no one else has though: a remarkable tale of human survival and the transcendence of self. When asked by his old friend to speak at a conference, he avoids the subject, opting for a more traditional speech. However, when forced off the script and desperate, Birdnow takes the audience on an outré, radical, and unforgettable journey that brings us face-to face with one of life’s biggest questions. Based on the hit one-man play/experimental theatre piece by HIFF alum Eric Steele.
Eric Steele is a filmmaker, playwright, and producer from Dallas, TX. Writing and directing credits include the short films CORK'S CATTLEBARON ('12), which was screened last year at the Hamptons International Film Festival, and TOPEKA ('10) . BOB BIRDNOW is Steele’s feature film directorial debut. Producing credits include PIT STOP directed by Yen Tan ('13), Clay Liford’s WUSS ('11), and THE VERDIGRIS. In 2010, Steele and three other filmmakers formed Aviation Cinemas Inc and restored the Historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, TX which they now operate.