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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

If he is to earn his gold wings, a young goldfinch must find the courage to challenge the bird of prey that killed his father.

Hope, a widowed goldfinch, tells her young son, Jeremy, that he must make himself worthy to earn his gold feathers like his father before him and become a Golden Knight.

But Jeremy keeps getting into trouble. One day, he and Spike, a fun-loving bluejay, wander off and are attacked by Falco, a bird of prey that killed Jeremy's father. Colonel Redwing and his Redwing Squadron rescue Jeremy and Spike but suffer a casualty in the process.

After the funeral, Hope shows Jeremy one of his father's glowing gold feathers, pleading with him once more to be more like him.

One winter day, hungry birds are feeding on some scattered seeds when Falco attacks them. Like his father, Jeremy heroically lures Falco away from his friends, thus beginning a deadly chase.

Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Genres:
Starring Roles For:
Asa Butterfield (Voice)
Michael Fassbender (Voice)
Sally Field (Voice)
In the Vein Of:
Bambi
An American Tail
Posted:
06/19/2008
Updated:
09/07/2019
Author Bio:
Award-winning screenwriter and playwright. Numerous plays produced and three published. Several screenplays optioned. Three scriptwriting fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Also a member of SAG- AFTRA.

Contest Results:
International Family (IFFF) (First Place) [1999]
Austin Fest Film (Quarterfinalist) [1994]
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition (Honorable Mention) [1992]