Heather Spilkin is a filmmaker and editor who is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work as an editor includes television, documentaries, shorts, webisodes, promotional videos, and the award winning feature "Mendy".
Several years ago Heather had her first encounter with a rooftop pigeon flyer, as she stood on the street and stared up at a large stock of pigeons that seemed to appear out of nowhere and circle the sky in beautiful formations. She was instantly intrigued with the birds and the lone man on a nearby rooftop, guiding his flock with a large black flag. Through her research of this small and closely knit subculture of pigeon enthusiasts, she has met many types, from competitive homer racers, to hobbyists who try to catch each other's birds in a game of aerial combat.
From rooftops to pigeon auctions, Heather has thoroughly enjoyed documenting this old but vanishing hobby in the quickly changing neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
For more information about Heather, please visit www.wingedproductions.net.
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Curb Your Dog
(all songs written, recorded and performed by Chris Sabatini)
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