The Messenger (2015 documentary film)

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The Messenger
Directed by Su Rynard
Produced by
  • Joanne Jackson
  • Sally Blake
  • Diane Woods
  • Martin de la Fouchardiere
Written by Su Rynard
  • SongbirdSOS Productions
  • Film à Cinq
Release date
  • April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28) (Hot Docs)
Running time
84 minutes
Language English

The Messenger is a 2015 documentary film written and directed by Su Rynard, focusing on the protection of multiple types of songbirds throughout the world. The film's world premiere took place at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on 2015-04-28.[1][2][3]


The film features German composer and DJ Dominik Eulberg, expert Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, Michael Mesure, Dr. Christy Morrissey, Turkish ecologist Çağan Şekercioğlu, and ornithologist Alejandra Martinez-Salinas.[4]


At the Hot Docs festival, The Messenger finished third in the audience balloting.[5]


US Rights for the film were acquired by Kino Lorber, which started a limited theatrical run beginning in December 2015.[6]


  1. ^ Steve Gow. "Hot Docs: DAY 6 – THE MESSENGER". Strictly Docs. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  2. ^ "The Messenger (programme note)". Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
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  5. ^ Linda Barnard (2015-05-04). "U.S. documentary Unbranded wins audience award at Hot Docs". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  6. ^ Dave McNary (2015-10-13). "Songbird Documentary 'The Messenger' Gets U.S. Release". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-21.

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