Director: Glendyn Ivin
Producers: Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Emma Cooper
Writer: Shaun Grant
Production Company: Pacific Standard and Made Up Stories
Featuring: Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, Rachel House, Griffin Murray-Johnson, Felix Cameron and Abe Clifford-Barr.
Based on the International best-selling book of the same name, this magical film tells the true and emotional story of a family’s extraordinary friendship with a unique little bird. Set on Australia’s northern beaches, the film stars Naomi Watts (The Impossible) as Sam Bloom, a young mother recovering from a near-fatal accident that has left her unable to walk. As they struggle to come to terms with their new situation, a guardian angel enters their lives in the form of an injured magpie chick, whom they name ‘Penguin’. This odd little bird helps them rediscover the preciousness of life, as they learn to heal as a family. Produced by Bruna Papandrea, Naomi Watts and Emma Cooper, the film is directed by Glendyn Ivin (The Cry) and written by Shaun Grant (The True History of the Kelly Gang) and Harry Cripps (The Dry).