Wisconsin Illinois Short Slot #2

Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | La Casa Grande


Directed by Matthew J Grcic

Short Documentary
USA | 12 minutes | 2015

Over 6,000 birds are found dead in Chicago every year from window strikes. SOAR, Student Operation for Avian Relief, is a Loyola University Chicago initiative to minimize bird window collisions on campus. This film shows what initiatives Chicago and Loyola are taking to save migratory birds from preventable deaths.

Soar Matthew Grcic

Matthew J Grcic
Director, Producer, Writer

After completing my Master’s in Communication, Digital Media and Storytelling, from Loyola University Chicago, I find myself settling down near my hometown in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area of Northeast Ohio. I am a photojournalist by nature and I am driven to tell stories. I encourage you to have a look at my portfolio to see the array of work I have created, from commercials and marketing videos to short documentaries.

I have a special interest in environmental and social issues. This is my main focus with my artistic talents. I tell stories with my still and motion pictures, and I will take on any story that needs to be told.

Soar Poster

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival