A young couple with a strained relationship falls headlong into a new obsession with birds. Petty squabbles turn into squawks. So do attempts at seduction. Their house becomes a nest as they prepare to adopt their first child—sorry, Bird.
Benjamin Swift is a recent graduate in sociology from Colorado College. Through his time there, he has produced a seasonal podcast, volunteered at a local County Jail, and explored his love for ice cream.
Bergen Hoff is a hopeless romantic from Northfield, Minnesota who studied creative writing at Colorado College. He wants to make moving, beautiful, and sincere films in LA as a director or DP one day. He wanted to include, in case any employers are reading this, that his greatest weakness is memory, but his greatest strength is, um…
We made this film after our friend asked, “what if someone became obsessed with a nature documentary to the point that they wanted to become a bird?” ORNITHOLOGY (AND OTHER HOBBIES YOU CAN TAKE TOO FAR) examines the way we humans seek out our identities, and often find them in the form of passing trends. It looks at the roles that our relationships play in our identities, and asks what happens when two people become one in their quest to become someone—or something—else entirely. It reckons with the cycle of emotions we all experience as we transition, with as much grace as possible, from one stage of our life to the next. You’ll find it hard to decide which is more absurd: the question or the film.
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