Owen the Owl

Posted by

Bound to a wheelchair following a traumatic roadside accident, Owen attempts to cope by escaping into the safety of his imagination; an alternate world where Owen resides in a forest as an owl. However, after learning from a medical professional that he has fully recovered from his injury and is free to walk again, Owen is faced with the terrifying task to confront the “real world”. How does one regain control over their life once it has been turned upside down? Finding the answer to this question isn’t made any easier for Owen when his mother (his sole contact) is too busy hurling accusations at him over the phone to be of any support. Also adding to his anxieties is the impending birthday party of the girl he has been secretly in love with for years. Can Owen bring an end to all his pain by sweeping her off her feet? If only this were a Hollywood production. Honest and heartfelt, ‘Owen the Owl’ explores challenging themes of social isolation, fractured families and mental health through a uniquely personal and humorous light.

Directed by Sarah-Jo Bramfit (Australia)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s