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Short Film – Scarecrow


TITLE: Scarecrow

Funded by: Filmbase/ RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Stephen Kane
Writer: Stephen Kane
Producer: Petra Conroy
Production Company: Vertigo Productions Ltd.

Running Time: 18 mins
Year: 1997
Language: English

Key Cast: Cecil Bell, Maureen Collender, Katie Monnelly, Jerry O’Brien
DOP: Shane O’Neill


This film revolves around an eight year old girl’s active imagination and a case of mistaken identity. Alice is taken to the countryside, by her mother, to stay with her grandfather for a night. Wandering the nearby fields, she sees a scarecrow dressed in a purple suit and battered hat. When a tramp, called Joe, steals the clothes of the scarecrow to wear them himself, Alice sees him walking around, and believes that he is the scarecrow come to life. She follows him and befriends him, as he plays his tin whistle for her.