FREELANCE WRITER. JOURNALIST, AND SCRIPT READER – FILM AND TV RUNNER – FAN OF SCI-FI AND CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVES – YSTV'S BEST DRESSED MEMBER 2013


Charlie (Paul Dewdney) a well-respected local hero from Lower Hungerford, Somerset, has been the village's crow scarer since anyone can remember. Scaring crows is all he's ever known. But one day he's made redundant, to be replaced with "scarecrows", lifeless, cheap, artificial crow scarers, manufactured from rag and straw - how's that going to scare a crow? It takes the best efforts of local seamstress Lilly (Jane Hayward) to cheer Charlie up and set him on the path to finding a new job. He tries working in the local tea room, in a pub, and even as a postman - but all Charlie really wants to do is scare crows. Will Lilly be able to help the distraught Charlie get his job back, will he find a way to move on with the changing times, or will he be left as a relic of a bygone era?

Written by myself and directed by Tanya Cook, The Crow Scarer is a short film which premiered at the LUMA Film Festival 2014.

The Crow Scarer is not currently publicly available, but email me for further information.

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