STARRING: Tom Cavanagh, Mark Rendall, Graham Greene and Fred Willard 
DIRECTOR: Theodore Bezaire


Bird enthusiast and high school teacher Ron Spencer has seen his life fall down all around him. After being thrown out by his wife and with his daughter drifting away, Ron sees his dream job as Head of Ornithology at the National Park awarded to the younger, hipper Floyd Hawkins. Devastated, Ron unexpectedly bumps into Ben, a pot smoking slacker, and former student. The two quickly forge an unlikely friendship, bonding over their mutual hatred of Floyd. They set out on a haphazard campaign to take Floyd down and restore Ron’s bird watching legacy.





Actor Tom Cavanagh says ‘community’ brought The Birder to life

“Tom Cavanagh was the Birdman before Oscar-winner Michael Keaton. Proof is at the 23:44-minute mark of The Birder, the revenge-comedy filmed entirely in Windsor-Essex and recently released on DVD. Cavanagh, the Ottawa native and actor whose roles range from the title character on Ed and a supporting role in Scrubs on TV, Ranger Smith in […]

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‘I think everybody was in it together’ — An interview with Tom Cavanagh

“Actor Tom Cavanagh was interviewed over the phone by The Windsor Star’s Claudio D’Andrea in mid-April from Vancouver, where he was filming the season finale of The Flash. Following is an edited version of the interview:” Read the interview HERE

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The Ex-Press Reviews ‘The Birder’

The Birder (2013) Starring: Tom Cavanagh, Mark Rendall, Graham Green, Fred Willard, Tommie-Amber Pirie. Directed by Ted Bezaire. Running time: 85 minutes 3/5 What happens when your dreams don’t come true? Well, you can decompensate and have a temper tantrum, withdraw and cocoon, indulge in drugs and other self-medication regimes or, in a word, deal. […]

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The Record takes a look at ‘The Birder’

“Revenge comedy The Birder features Canadian talent in a familiar place: The heartwarming indie flick about bird watchers was shot entirely in Windsor Essex, Ont. The film opens at Princess Cinema on Friday after a weeklong run in Toronto and several film festival bouts across North America. It’s about a keen birder and high school teacher who […]

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“The Birder features a profoundly developed character performance” says CIFF

“Nobody wants to feel like they’re being replaced, but it just keeps happening to Ron Spencer (Tom Cavanagh). The dissolution of his marriage is the first blow to Ron’s ego, but then he loses out to young and obnoxious Floyd Hawkins for the prestigious Head of Ornithology position at the local bird sanctuary—pushing the mild-mannered […]

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Eyes on Windsor gets excited about ‘The Birder’

“The Birder Movie, filmed 100% in Windsor Essex and featuring Hollywood stars and local talent, will make it’s Red Carpet Premier at the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre on April 3, 2014. Windsorites will have the opportunity to dress to impress, walk the red carpet, and be photographed like a movie star as they join the cast […]

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