THE MESSENGER opened in theaters December 4th. It’s a movie that reveals the demise of the world’s songbird population. For it also leaves audiences with a profound appreciation for the billions of birds. Those with whom we share our communities and planet.

About the Film

THE MESSENGER, from award-winning director Su Rynard (Dream Machine, Kardia). For it chronicles the struggle of songbirds worldwide. All to survive in turbulent environmental conditions. Moreover and brought about by humans. It also argues that their demise will signify the crash of the global ecosystem. For this I’d akin to the disappearance of honey bees. In addition, the melting of the glaciers. Beautiful slow motion photography illustrates the power and beauty of these delicate winged creatures. Those that have been praised and eulogized across cultures and throughout time.



For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures – woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment. For they are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change. In addition to pesticides and more. For populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. Now scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon. Therefore amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time. All in this acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary. Find out what’s killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans – one that we ignore at our own peril.


• WINNER – Best Conservation Program at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

• WINNER – Audience Favorite at Hot Docs



Finally and Opening on Friday, December 4

  1. New York @ Cinema Village
  2. Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
  3. Grand Rapids, MI @ Celebration – Woodland 14
  4. Plus Opening December 11 in Los Angeles @ Laemmle Monicas
  5. Plus Opening Jan 1 in Hartford @ Real Art Ways
  6. Plus additional theaters nationwide!
  7. Directed by Su Rynard
  8. Distributor: Kino Lorber
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