Safety In Numbers explains a unique natural phenomenon happening above a Utrecht neighborhood.
I'm proud to present to you my new short about Starlings in the city Utrecht. This is where I lived until recently and last april every evening these birds choose my neighborhood and even my backyard as their place to roost.
The place where I lived is called Eiland8. Its a project where 8 flats were on the list to be demolished. In preparation for this all current inhabitants where moved to somewhere else and temporary the apartments where given to creative people; filmmakers, photographers, fashion designers, painters, etc. After four years of living here I've seen the neighborhood change dramatically and the reputation of being a ghetto changed to a popular place to live.
When these these Starlings choose to visit our neighborhood last April I couldn't resist to take my gear out to see how much I was able to film of them. With so many high buildings around I was able to get almost at eye level with the flying birds. Also after a few days predators started to come with two Peregrine Falcons as my highlight.
While filming I realized I could find some similarities between the birds and us; the creatives living here. So I started searching for people within this neighborhood to work with and soon we had a composer, word artist, a Britisch voice artist, etc. All living here as my neighbors! So this film is not only about starlings, its also about us living and working together; Safety in Numbers!
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