THE EGG AND THE THIEVING PIE is a surreal and gently humorous film exploring the idea of animal traits in human form. Most of the characters are strong women. We feel it is important to have leads that demonstrate the natural characteristics of women being courageous, expressive and passionate.
The film follows SHONA, a character based on a whale displaced from her world into an urban setting. Shona is ectopic, an outsider, a Community Support Officer, lonely and missing something terribly. Like the animal she represents she has the greatest capacity for empathy of all the creatures/characters we meet. Shona has to investigate the theft of a strange and precious egg, questioning three people who live in the same building to get to the bottom of the crime.