The Moogai

The Moogai

A young Aboriginal couple have just had their first child, but what should be one of the happiest times in their lives turns to terror when Sarah starts seeing a malevolent spirit she believes is trying to take her baby. Her husband Fergus desperately wants to believe her, but as she becomes more unstable he is increasingly concerned for the safety of their child. Is Sarah really being visited by a child-stealing spirit or is she the biggest threat to their family’s safety?
The Moogai explores postnatal depression, transgenerational trauma and Australia’s stolen generation. But it is also a story of the value of children and the power of family.

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Jon Bell



Director: Jon Bell
Producer: Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Taylor Goddard, Mitchell Stanley
Screenwriter: Jon Bell
Cinematographer: Sean Ryan
Editor: Simon Njoo
Production Designer: Bethany Ryan
Sound Designer: Sam Petty
Principal Cast: Shari Sebbens, Meyne Wyatt
Additional Credits: Caitlin Murray: Costume Designer, Carol Cameron: Makeup & Hair Artist, Larry Van Duynhoven: Prosthetics Designer, Leo Baker: VFX Supervisor


Public Film Contact
Taylor Goddard
Causeway Films
Publicity Contact
Taylor Goddard
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: International Premiere
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Short Film
Screening Section: Midnight Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: Australia
Language: English
Runtime: 15 mins