A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dog Food (2014)
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A butcher loses his dog.

Director: Brian Crano
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Cory Michael Smith, David Joseph Craig
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1995, Jonah is proud to be the loner at the teen mental health clinic. But when a new patient, Richard, is admitted and the boys are forced to share a room, Jonah finds himself forming a... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Verso
Stars: Cody Fern, Melissa Godbold, Marta Kaczmarek
8 (2010)
Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the depths of a snowy forest in an unknown wartime, two soldiers from opposing armies try to outwit each other in a perilous game of Tic-Tac-Toe, until they find themselves outplayed by destiny.

Director: Acim Vasic
Stars: Nicky Naudé, Guillaume Tavi
Apricot (2009)
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mysterious man with missing memories asks very personal questions to a beautiful woman.

Director: Ben Briand
Stars: Ewen Leslie, Laura Gordon, Joshua Rozzi
Short | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girl -- Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world.

Director: Spencer Susser
Stars: Brad Ashby, Mia Wasikowska, Vladimir Matovic
Dissonance I (2015)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mentally-ill but very musically gifted man lives trapped in the surreal world of his own imagination. When reality is visible, the only thing he wants is to see his beloved daughter, but he isn't permitted to.

Director: Till Nowak
Stars: Roland Schupp, Hannah Heine, Nina Petri
Killer Kart (2012)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The shopping cart. Four wheels, one basket, and tonight, for the closing crew of a small-town grocery store, a blood-splattered aluminum nightmare.

Director: James Feeney
Stars: Christine Alicia Rodriguez, Ray Bouchard, Ella Schaefer
Envoy (2014)
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young boy discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.

Director: David Weinstein
Stars: Elijah Allan-Blitz, Paul Thomas Arnold, Will Spencer
Spider (2007)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Some people make ignorant choices that harm others, yet never seem to suffer the consequences themselves - until they do.

Director: Nash Edgerton
Stars: Nash Edgerton, Mirrah Foulkes, Chum Ehelepola
Abiogenesis (2011)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.

Director: Richard Mans
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When his cybernetic pet project is put in jeopardy, the handyman of a decaying apartment building is forced to take a stand, blurring the lines between human and machine.

Director: Ethan Shaftel
Stars: David Chalmers, Elle Gabriel, Anthony Guerino
Jerrycan (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While attending a party, five bored kids decide to blow something up. A childhood game seals the fate of Nathan, who risks everything after he is bullied, and is forced to make a life and death decision.

Director: Julius Avery
Stars: Tristan Burke, Mark Fraser, Kyle Taylor
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Ruby
...
Jed
Luke Elliot ...
Ben
James Malcher ...
Mitch
...
Sam
Lilsa Morris ...
Mother
Renae Morris ...
Child
Edit

Storyline

A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't fix everything

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 May 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Eleftheri fylakismeni  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

WINNER of the Dendy Award, Best Live Action Short Film, Sydney Film Festival 2012 (Australian Premiere) See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nicely atmospheric, mediocre story
3 September 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Yardbird" is a 13-minute short film from 3 years ago made by the duo Spiccia/Avery who also worked together on the fairly famous Ewan McGregor movie "Son of a Gun". It takes place at a wrecking yard and tells us the story of a girl and her father, who run into a bunch of local (wannabe) teenage gangsters. There is nothing really new or innovative about this film. The dog story was obvious, had been done so many times before and the ending also wasn't something that shocked me, even if it was supposed to I guess. The best thing about this one is certainly the atmospheric setting. Music fits, images are nice as well. It feels like taken out of the world of Mad Max, probably no coincidence that both works are Australian. Lead actress Mitzi Ruhlmann is not known to me, but she played her part well like everybody else. She looks a bit like Hailee Steinfeld and it seems she is fairly known at least in Australia. So yeah, all in all a good way to spend the quarter of an hour, but not a great one.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Really Strong Short Film WayneDobie
Discuss Yardbird (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?