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Producers Garrett Fennelly, Kyle Martin, Alex Schepsman


Bluebird explores the interconnectedness of a small town in the northern reaches of Maine. When Lesley, the local school bus driver, becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, she fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences. Stricken by an overwhelming sense of guilt, Lesley’s fragility is further tested by her husband — a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill — and the boy’s mother Marla, a disaffected young woman looking to take advantage of a delicate situation.

About The Team

Lance Edmands (Director, Writer) was born and raised in a small town in Maine and graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2005. His award-winning thesis film, Vacationland, screened at dozens of festivals worldwide, including the Student Academy Awards. As an editor, Lance has cut several acclaimed features including Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, and Tiny Furniture. He has also directed commercial campaigns for brands such as Chevy and Blue Cross. Bluebird was invited to the 2010 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs and will mark Lance’s debut feature as writer/director.

Bluebird is a Cinereach grantee.