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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Credits

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

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Taylor Goddard
Causeway Films
taylor@causewayfilms.com.au
+61430808734

Publicity Contact:

Taylor Goddard
taylor@causewayfilms.com.au
+61430808734

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Year:
2020
Premiere Status:
International Premiere
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller, Short Film
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Language:
English
Runtime:
15 mins