I Am No Bird
77 min | 2019
'I Am No Bird' is a feature-length documentary following women from four different countries as they prepare for their weddings. Shot on location in Australia, India, Mexico, and Turkey, the film is a lyrical snapshot of the meeting place of duty, culture, and love.
I Am No Bird had its World Premiere at Sydney Film Festival, nominated for Best Australian Documentary.
I Am No Bird is being released theatrically by Potential Films.
I Am No Bird was completed with the assistance of Screen Australia’s Producer Equity Program.
Director- Em Baker
Producer- Em Baker
Executive producers- Leah Meyerhoff, David Noakes, Mark Spratt
Associate producer- Lucy J Hayes
Editor- Ariel Shaw
Composer- Kai Chen Lim
Illustrator- Lex Palmer-Bull
Animator- Juliet Miranda Rowe
Featuring- Benay Yurduneri Meric, Luthanlu Rosie Kamei, Anna Jakab, Dalia Herrera Duran
Camera- Em Baker
Additional camera- Eren Besiroglu
Sound recordist- Chinmay Sinha, Eren Besiroglu, Em Baker
Production assistant- Eren Besiroglu, Nicholas Navarro, Ian Sivertsol
Field Translators- Chinmay Sinha, Eren Besiroglu, Em Baker
Editing assistants- Em Baker, Sarah Saw
Sound engineer- Aaron Dobos
Cello- Blair Harris
Guitar- Jonathan Skourletos
Additional score- Chinmay Sinha
Super 8 Development- Nanolab
Translators- Paola Zamora Jojot, Zeynep Demirok, Betul Demirok, Jaojian Gangmei, Serap Ercan, Piril Onal, Chinmay Sinha, Carla Segura
Graphics- Tobias Edwards
Additional graphics- Nicholas Navarro
Colour Grader- Ayden Crumpton
Sound Design/ Mix- Keith Thomas