The movie about a pandemic, made entirely during the pandemic, is not something that anybody needs right now … or ever
SONGBIRD is a dramatic science fiction thriller about a fictitious virus, COVID-23. In the movie, COVID-23 has infected the world. The plot focuses on a few Los Angeles residents who have their own needs for human connection despite mandatory quarantine orders. Tensions come to a new high when a woman’s grandmother starts to feel terrible. On taking her temperature scan one morning, they discover she has the deadly virus. Meanwhile, the woman’s boyfriend pursues an immunity bracelet for her.
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements: Light mixed pagan worldview about a new global pandemic with moral and Romantic elements such as characters care for other people’s health and take drastic measures to ensure it and there’s a sense of loyalty and hope running through the movie too, subtle Christian elements where one character labels the pandemic as “the Fall” and mentions angels, but the Romantic elements come into play when some characters idealize what could be if not for the global pandemic, plus two villainous characters do whatever they want for personal gain, and one of them goes so far as to declare he’s a “god” because he’s immune to the virus, but it’s clear they are bad, and a patriotic element where a positive character is a veteran.