A short film inspired by the link between the behaviour of birds in captivity and anxiety disorder in humans.
"Incredibly real and touching" **** (Voicemag review by Oluwatayo Adewole)
Two girls conspire to escape from an authoritarian society where young people are locked in cages until marriage.
Birdcage takes place in a tightly controlled society where young people are kept in cages until the day of their arranged marriage. This society is led by a mysterious religious figure named the “Cleric” whom leads a monastic group that holds the individual key to each cage. 
Nadia, a young girl expected to marry, discovers that her mother is having an affair with the Cleric and blackmails the Cleric for the key to her cage. Now able to release herself from her cage she tries to convince her friend Alya to steal the key for her own cage so that they can escape the commune together, despite their fear of the unknown world outside.
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Funded by Arts Council England and BBC Arts. Premiered on BBC4 as part of 'Screengrabbed: BBC Introducing Arts.'

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Directed, Written and Produced by 
Mark Campbell Garrity
Safia Oakley-Green
Justine Moore
Jenn Day
Philip Robinson
Michael Muyunda
Spike Fearn
Theresa Campbell
Sophie Bloor
Director of Photography & Associate Producer 
Fatosh Olgacher
1st Assistant Camera
Joe Nichols
2nd Assistant Camera
Omar Soomro
1st Assistant Director
Oliver Blair
Location Sound
Alex Stroud
Lewis James Thompson
Production Assistant
Jayne Slater
Production Design
Rosie Sutton
Costume Design 
Miss Patina
Universal Works
Daniel Hanson
Birdcage Build 
Kevin Springett (One BC)
Head of Wardrobe 
June Winter (One BC)
Hair and Make up Stylist
April Green
Music Composer
Madison Willing
Sound Design
Henry Sims
Offline Editor
Francesca Kemp
Fatosh Olgacher
BTS Photography
Emily Damyan
Camera Kit
Feral Equipment
With thanks to
Stephen Went 
Reeta Brack
Tony Brack
Rosamund Hanson
Julie Hanson
Simon Wallwork
Kurtis Baker
Daniel Longhurst 
Megan Smith 
Ayshe Raif 
Sabrina Sakhai 
Mani Rezaei
Dan McGrath 
Nic Harvey 
Jayne Stubbs 
Alex Withers
Post Production Co-ordinator
David Jones
Online Production
Programme Associate
Julie Colman
Rosie Shewell
Commissioning Executive for the BBC
Stephen James-Yeoman
Executive Producer
Grant Black