Woodpecker is "a beakful of yuks," raved Variety's Rob Nelson, "soars above the bulk of low-budget Amerindie farces." Adds the Austin Chronicle: "I found myself in awe of this tale about an amateur birdwatcher on a desperate mission. A highly entertaining, character-driven story, the film blends tragedy with comedy, truth with fiction, pathos with absurdity, and the result will have you simultaneously laughing and performing mental gymnastics to unravel its many layers." Film Radar: "Incredibly well-done... so realistic and so subtle that you never really know if it's fake or not."
Go back and revisit Aaron Hillis' podcast with the director, Alex Karpovsky, from SXSW in 2008.