ABOUT The Messenger


THE MESSENGER is a cinematic full length feature film.  It is currently playing in select veunes  in Canada and the USA, plus some festivals.   The film has its World premiere at Hot Docs  in 2015 Toronto, Canada.  An audience favorite there, it has been picking up accolades since. Read the media coverage here.   View the awards list here.

The Messenger is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.

Humans once believed that birds could carry messages, their presence was meaningful. They have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and the rise of toxins in the food chain. Once again birds have something to tell us.

Other documentary releases:

Canal D in Canada and ARTE France and Germany are broadcasting a related documentary, the 2 x 1 hour Le Silence des Oiseaux.   

CBC Nature of Things 1 hour TV program hosted by David Suzuki. Broadcast premiere was Thursday March 19, 8 PM, Canada.

The Messenger – available to documentary channel subscribers.  Premiered May 31, 2016. Encore presentation info here. 

SongbirdSOS – a 2 x 1 hour TV documentary being distributed internationally by Paris based distributor ZED.

All of the above documentaries are part of this film project and the official Canada/France international co-production with our Paris based partners Films a Cinq.

Impact Campaign – SongbirdSOS Productions Inc. has  Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as National Outreach Partners for the the release of  THE MESSENGER in North America.

Early Development of the feature film was made possible by the CFC/NFB Feature Documentary program and the support of David J. Woods Productions. 

ABOUT SongbirdSOS Productions Inc.

SongbirdSOS Productions Inc. is a Toronto-based independent production company created by Su Rynard, Joanne Jackson and Diane Woods in 2010. The trio bring a passion for storytelling, a commitment to excellence, and individual expertise in film and TV production to their role as the producers of some exciting new documentaries about the global issues affecting songbirds.

To contact the Producers: info@songbirdsos.com