Erik Nuding

Northwestern University | Ireland

Erik Nuding is an UK and Ireland based filmmaker whose work draws attention to the interdependence of life across different species to break down human-nature, subject-object dualism. His debut short film, An Ornithologist's Daughter, reviewed as ‘a moving family portrait of rare grace and intelligence’, screened at renowned festivals including Visions du Réel (World Premiere) and Docs Ireland (National Premiere) among others. Erik is an MFA candidate in Documentary Media at Northwestern University. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. An Ornithologist’s Daughter was produced in tandem with his written honors thesis on the Slow Cinema of Béla Tarr. Erik's current feature in progress, funded by the Sundance - Sandbox fund, a collaborative immersion into the lives of bat catchers in Madagascar, Africa.

An Ornithologist’s Daughter

Ireland / 2022 / 31’

In the isolated mountains of rural Ireland, a chicken farmer and her son resurrect an elusive image of recently deceased parents. An Ornithologist’s Daughter explores the fluid continuum of life and death between one woman, her birds and their shared environment.

Erik Nuding