Caught by the River


26th September 2015

The bird world has been waiting in anticipation for the release of Poached. Thanks to Jo Sinclair for bringing it to our attention.

What happens when a boyhood hobby grows into a destructive obsession?
Poached reveals the bizarre underworld of illegal bird egg collecting. The film follows convicted egg offenders as they evade an army of bird lovers and wildlife crime police during “Operation Easter” in Britain. As the most notorious eggers begin to realise the destructiveness of their behavior, we wonder whether they ever can be redeemed and harnessed for good.

Directed by Timothy Wheeler (The Other Shore, Whale Wars) and produced by Steve Brown (Spark: A Burning Man Story, Twinsters).

SXSW 2015 Nominee and Winner of the International Wildlife Film Festival. Poached was released theatrically in the United States on September 18, and will be expanding to the U.K. in due course.

Watch the trailer for the film below. For more information, and to find out when the film will be screening near you, visit the Poached website.