Birdseye (film)

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Directed by Stephen Beckner
Michael C. Huber
Produced by Mike Crawford
Karin Koch
Stephan Schindler
Patrick Toenz
Written by Screenplay & Story:
Stephen Beckner
Michael C. Huber
Starring Fred Ward
Stefan Kurt
Frederick Koehler
Johnny Whitworth
Amy Hathaway
Jaimz Woolvett
Beth Grant
Music by Chris Vrenna
Clint Walsh
Cinematography Thomas Wüthrich
Edited by Markus Welter
Distributed by Look Now
Release date
September 5, 2002 (Zürich)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget 1,000,000 CH

A.K.A. Birdseye is a Swiss 2002 criminal comedy film starring Fred Ward and many other award-winning actors.


The film is a mockumentary and was shot in Zürich, Los Angeles and Colorado. Ward's scenes were shot in Colorado, but with special effects added to the location in Zürich.

Before its official release the film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival on August 7, 2002.



Fred Ward worked for a very low salary compared with his small guest role in the Hollywood motion picture Enough, filmed in the same year.

Director and writer Stephen Beckner worked on the set of Alain Robbe-Grillets The Blue Villa in 1995, also starring Ward. Later he stated that he had the idea to Birdseye during the making of the earlier movie.

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