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A short film by Uncle Shortbread about the dangers of sleep deprivation, the brutality of the music industry, and the power of Iggy Pop’s hip thrust. Starring Colin Hoult.

Uncle Shortbread (Arthur Studholme & Cosmo Wellings) say: “Making this short film with Hat Trick for the BBC has been an absolute dream come true...

"Not in the literal sense though, as sadly no one's eyeballs and teeth fell out during filming, and we never found ourselves standing naked on stage at our school talent show with our childhood sweetheart Cindy Business watching on and laughing. Hopefully next time.”

Birdsong is created, written & voiced by Uncle Shortbread. The director is Arthur Studholme, the producer is Nick Coupe and the executive producer is Jimmy Mulville. Birdsong is a Hat Trick production for BBC iPlayer and BBC Three. Commissioned for the BBC by Ben Caudell and Emma Barnard.


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