MAGPIE FUNERAL follows Sy McMurphy (Darren Burrows) who has a past that we know little about, but we can feel his pain, anguish with life and his frustration with people that don’t get him. Sy is also a bird lover – especially magpies. In fact, one of Sy’s lifetime goals is to witness a magpie funeral (yes, magpies have funerals!) Sy desperately wants to become a successful screenwriter. But for decades, he has been sending his screenplays to famous Hollywood directors with absolutely no success. In the meantime, he has settled for an unsatisfactory career directing tedious shows for a local TV station. Randy (David Weisenberg) is Sy’s boss at the TV station and long time nemesis. Over the years, Sy has painfully become the brunt of Randy’s disappointments and frustrations in life. Then one day Sy meets Nancy (Meredith Shank) and her five year old daughter, Lisa (Elizabeth Leach). Suddenly, events are set in motion which defy Sy’s convictions of love and success. The birds sing, a child dreams and Sy connects and searches for his love and his purpose. It’s a story we can all relate to.