richard miron

Richard is a filmmaker, animator, musician, actor, and writer. He is a recent graduate of Yale University having studied art and film.

21 January 2020 - The 26 Best Documentaries of 2019 - THRILLIST

For the Birds will baffle and frustrate and gut you in ways that are difficult to parse after the first viewing. Equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring, For the Birds will stick with you long after its final shot gazes into the sky. [READ MORE]

31 May 2019 - For the Birds Review: From an Overcrowded Chicken Coop Springs Unusual Life - THE NEW YORK TIMES

Indelible... What makes the film stand out is its editing, which carefully builds a story from multiple perspectives. Miron avoids easy conclusions about what drives Kathy, and he stays with her long enough for her story to surprise. The reward of his patience is a psychological portrait that develops mystery the more it reveals. From filth springs life — no less precious for its muddy origins. [READ MORE]

31 May 2019 - For the Birds is a Compassionate Documentary About a Former Owner of 200 Fowl - JEZEBEL (interview)

First-time feature director Richard Miron said he was on the edge of his seat for much of the time he spent filming For the Birds... For the Birds is an extraordinary depiction of a situation in which everyone was convinced that they were doing the right thing. [READ MORE]

31 May 2019 - A Love Story Underneath an Animal Rescue Story - FILMMAKER MAGAZINE (interview)

Director Richard Miron, Co-Editor Jeffrey Star and Producer Holly Meehl on For the Birds. [READ MORE]

31 May 2019 - On Seeing a Small-Scale Story Take Flight to Become a Much Bigger One in For the Birds - MOVEABLE FEST

Remarkably, this unusually sophisticated character study... is Miron’s debut feature, starting life as a senior thesis project and unfolding over the better part of a decade, and on the eve of its theatrical release, the director spoke about handling such a delicate story with grace. [READ MORE]

26 June 2018 - Dogwoof boards world sales on Doc/Fest title 'For the Birds' - SCREEN DAILY (exclusive)
Documentary specialist Dogwoof has picked up worldwide sales rights to Richard Miron’s debut feature For the Birds following the film’s world premiere at the UK’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. [READ MORE]

10 June 2018 - 'For the Birds': Sheffield Review - SCREEN DAILY

A seemingly straightforward animal welfare case proves to be much more complex in For the Birds, a poignant documentary in which all the collateral damage is human. Richard Miron follows the story as it spirals from comic eccentricity to heartbreak in a film with a similar emotional tug to Sundance Grand Jury prize-winner Dina. It should take flight at festivals... [READ MORE]

7 June 2018 - Reviews From the 2018 AFI DOCS Film Festival - WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

Richard Miron's captivating For the Birds... is a gripping tale, and the film’s greatest achievement may be how it methodically changes our perception of its protagonist... For the Birds unveils a deeply humanistic bent (it’s executive produced by S-Town’s Brian Reed and shares the podcast’s gentle empathy)... It’s a film not to be missed.” [READ MORE]

21 April 2017 - Bloom/Spiegel Partnership Unveils Participants at Tribeca Film Festival - VARIETY (exclusive)
A program aimed at connecting promising American and Israeli filmmakers, the inaugural edition of the Bloom/Spiegel Partnership is set to introduce its eight fellows at Tribeca Film Festival... The Yale-educated Miron, who previously received the IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film, is currently directing, producing and editing his first feature documentary, For the Birds which participated in the 2016 IFP Documentary Labs. [READ MORE]

9 May 2016 - IFP Announces Documentary Projects for Annual IFP Labs - FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the ten documentaries selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. [READ MORE]