A young woman seeking treasure in the woods finds more than she bargained for, when she realises that she has stumbled into the lair of a creature who seeks the same prize as her.
The Magpie toured international festivals during 2020-2021, earning multiple awards and award nominations including winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Atmosphere and Best Sound.
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"'The Magpie’ was born from a love of classic monster movies. Leaning into the cinematic style of the 1980s, I looked to create a modern film with an emphasis on smart and efficient visual storytelling through a variety of cinematic elements. A focus on character and situation being revealed through a pairing of precise camera movement and framing with deep sound design brings the film in and out of a realm of stylised hyper-reality to create a sustained and unique atmospheric experience.
The film was created on a micro budget. It was only by the passion of each of my truly incredible crew members that this film was able to flourish and become a great deal more than the sum of its parts.
So, if you’re looking for a thrilling experience born from a true love of film, look no further than ‘The Magpie’."
Oliver Steele, Director