Lance Edmands, USA 2013, 90’

A bluebird flies into a school bus, getting the attention of driver Lesley as she checks for kids’ hats left on the seats. Her moment of wonder carries a heavy toll: the following morning, a half-frozen student is discovered on one of the seats. Where was his mother? On one of her many benders. The accident gives rise to changes in this small Maine town, where life hums to the rhythm of the seasons and and changes at the local lumber mill. "As a filmmaker, I’m drawn to environment and atmosphere. To me, the relationship between people and landscape is completely fascinating. This fascination is ultimately what compelled me to explore the mythology of where I grew up. In Maine, the dense forest looms ever present, reminding us that nature is king and we are simply at the mercy of its will," relates Lance Edmands about his inspirations in an interview for


2013 Karlovy Vary IFF - Nagroda Jury Ekumenicznego / Award of Ecumenical Jury, Nagroda Dla Najlepszej Aktorki / Best Actress (Amy Morton, Louisa Krause, Margo Martindale, Emily Meade)

Lance Edmands

Director, writer and editor Lance Edmands (b. 1981) is a Maine native and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He developed the script for Bluebird during the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in 2010. He has edited several acclaimed features, including Lena Dunham’sTiny Furniture. Bluebird is Edmands’s feature debut. 


2005 Vacationland (kr. m. / short)

2013 Zimowy ptaszek / Bluebird  

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director Lance Edmands
screenplay Lance Edmands
cinematography Jody Lee Lipes
editing Lance Edmands, Dino Jonsäter
music Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
cast Amy Morton, John Slattery, Louisa Krause, Margo Martindale, Emily Meade
producer Kyle Martin, Garrett Fennelly, Alex Schepsman, Christine Vachon
production Rooks Nest Entertainment, Washington Square Films, NoMoore Productions, Act Zero Films, SeeThink Films, Greencard Pictures, The Van der Kaay Trust, Idyll, Killer Films
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