With his stirring, soulful vocals, eccentric violin plucking and whistling, and music that ranges from blues to calypso to rock, electronic and just about everything in between, Andrew Bird has built an impressive international fan base. Chock full of concert and private Bird performances, both with his band and solo, Fever Year offers a look into the life of a remarkable contemporary musician and composer for whom each day, who despite all his success, is still a struggle.
Xan Aranda's directorial debut, Andrew Bird: Fever Year premiered at the New York Film Festival. She is a Producer of the multi-award winning Milking the Rhino (2008) and also serves as Outreach Director for Prisoner of Her Past, directed by Gordon Quinn. Xan is currently directing her next project, Mormon Movie. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Short Film Brigade, and worked on the Sundance Institute recruited her for their ShortsLab: Chicago.