By Don Simpson | July 7, 2012
Director: Anthony Meindl
Writer: Anthony Meindl
Starring: Anthony Meindl, Lindsay Frame, Danielle Hoover, Lindsay Hollister, Nikola Kent, Harry Singleton, Kaliko Kauahi, Barbara Howlin, Kenny Kelleher, Trevor Donovan, Ty Valencia, Richard Pires, Mitzi McCall
Mark (Anthony Meindl) and Julie (Lindsay Frame) are almost 40-years old. Their aspirations of becoming stars of the stage are looking less and less likely, especially for Mark who ran away from the theater 10 years ago and never looked back. Julie, however, wants more last go at her theatrical career; but she does not want to do it without Mark. It starts with just one step. They must overcome their fear of rejection and failure. It’s all or nothing. There is no plan B. The show must go one! But will they just end up right back where they started?
Writer-director Anthony Meindl’s Birds of a Feather is for all of those aspiring directors, writers and actors in the audience who are always thinking back, thinking about the things they never did, thinking of all of their mistakes, missteps and failures. Meindl’s film seems like it is going to be just another film in the “quirky band of misfits who gather together to put on a theatrical production” genre, but then it is not…or at least not exactly. We may never see the musical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull as Mark and Julie intended it to be seen, but what we do see is a beautiful car-wreck (meant in the nicest possible way).