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I Am the Bluebird (2009)

The story of a young man's struggle to uncover the truth surrounding an illegal medical operation that was performed on him by his own father.


Thomas Verrette


Thomas Verrette
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Credited cast:
Justice Leak ... Ethan Galloway
Robert Pralgo ... Charles Galloway
Beth Keener ... Camille (as Elizabeth Keener)
Jason Turner ... Milo
Deborah Childs ... Jill
Tara Jean Verrette Tara Jean Verrette ... Ally
Jackie Goldston ... Miss Linda
Brian James Irvine Brian James Irvine ... Lucas
Steven Ellison ... Adam
Stephen Caudill ... Dr. Gene Philips
Tone Bell ... Philip (as Tonee Bell)
Micah James Micah James ... Allen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hollie Allen Hollie Allen ... Soldier's Girlfriend
Stuart Bames Stuart Bames ... Airport Security #1
Johnathan Banford Johnathan Banford ... Airport Soldier #1


The story of a young man's struggle to uncover the truth surrounding an illegal medical operation that was performed on him by his own father.

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Short | Drama | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

17 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpharetta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Skylight Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Recent preview screening...8/10
1 February 2010 | by nickthegoatSee all my reviews

I saw "I Am the Bluebird" at a recent private screening in LA and was thoroughly impressed with this film. There were about forty people or so, and the director was there for a Q&A afterwards. I was told that the version we saw was a new, shorter cut than the cut that screened previously, so I can't comment on what was different. I can say that the film I saw moved at a pretty brisk pace for most of its 90 minute running time. It was slow in the beginning, but that didn't bother me so much, as it felt intentional, and at times I felt the film deliberately put me in the shoes of its main character, Ethan, who is recovering from amnesia (or similar condition). He is often frustrated, and in the dark, and at times so are we as the audience. I enjoyed the journey, and it paid off nicely in the end for an emotionally satisfying ending. Well done to those involved.

Technically, I thought the cinematography and music were both great, and added immensely to the tone and emotion throughout the film. The soundtrack reminded me a little of "Garden State", which is a good thing considering that boosted that film's success, though this film's soundtrack seemed much more on the indie side.

One thing that I really did enjoy about this film that most movies (at least that I've seen) don't dive into much is medical malpractice. This film points a lot of in that direction, and I was really interested in the outcome of Ethan's discovery. Without giving anything anyway, I will say it was ultimately convincing, though a bit on the sci-fi side, but I bought it. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to watch a low-budget indie movie that forces you to think a little.

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