Up In Arms presents


a short film directed by Alice Hamilton, written by Barney Norris

A poignant not-quite-love story about three birdwatchers who cross the country in search of something extraordinary.

After two years of planning and fundraising, we shot NEEDLETAIL, our first short film, over two days in the summer of 2018. The work is currently being considered for festivals, and has already been selected and screened at Salisbury Film Festival, the Newlyn International Film Festival and the New Forest Film Festival. A sequel to the film, titled Song And Dance, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this summer. We intend to make the film available to watch online in 2020.


Linda Bassett - Anne

David Beames - Martin

Robin Soans - Pete


Writer | Barney Norris

Director | Alice Hamilton

Producer | Kate Moore