an interactive VR project

A commission and collaboration with The Guardian Virtual Reality team, Songbird is a fairytale with a dark heart. You will be transported to the island of Kauai in 1984 and into a painted replica of a lush cloud forest filled with colourful birds. Here, you are invited to search for the last known ʻōʻō, an iconic black bird with yellow leg feathers and a beautiful song, a bird whose existence has been threatened to the point of extinction.

DIRECTOR: Lucy Greenwall

ART DIRECTORS: Michelle and Uri Kranot

PRODUCERS: Anetta Jones (The Guardian) and Lana Tankosa Nikolic (Late Love Production)

DISTRIBUTION: Diversion Cinema

GENRE: VR project made for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

LENGHT: Approx. 10 min


COUNTRY: UK and Denmark


The installation is supported by VIVE and produced in collaboration with Carte Blanche and The Animation Workshop


2018 Best VR, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 

2018 Special Mention, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal 

2020 Best Virtual Reality Short, Anima Festival // Brussels’ Flagey



Bergen Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival

Geneva International Film Festival