The Scarecrows

Set against the backdrop of an isolated society challenged by ageing communities and rural depopulation, The Scarecrows is the story of a dying Japanese village and its struggle for survival as the remaining 27 residents use peculiar methods of re-population to save the village from fading into the landscape forever.




Award Nominations

The Grierson Awards, Nominated for Best Short Documentary 2021
Encounters Film Festival, Nominated for Best Short Documentary 2020
Indianapolis Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Official Selection 2020
Rhode Island Film Festival, Official Selection 2021
Adirondack Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
Twister Alley Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
Euroshorts Young Filmmakers, Official Selection 2020
Norwich International Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival in Rhode Island, Official Selection 2021



Director: Dan Hodgson
Producers: Julia Alcamo & Dan Hodgson
Assistant Producers: Hiromi Tanoue & Mariana Torii
Cinematography: Dan Hodgson
Sound: Rebeca Alvaro
Edit: Chiara Armentano & Dan Hodgson
Sound design: Guy Dowsett & Rebeca Alvaro
Colour: Liz Glennard
Graphic design: Viktors Mihalves