The Moogai


The Moogai is a psychological horror about a young mother, Sarah, who becomes terrorised by a malevolent spirit she believes is trying to take her children.

Sarah’s husband Matt desperately wants to believe her but as she becomes more unstable, Matt is increasingly concerned for the safety of their family.

The Moogai is the first feature film from writer and director Jon Bell. 'Moogai' is a north-Australian Aboriginal word for elder.


Shari Sebbens - Sarah
Meyne Wyatt - Fergus
Release dates
7 August 2020 - Australia
Winner 2021 Jury Prize (Midnight Short section) South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival
MA 15+ - Mature accompanied

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Korff, J 2021, The Moogai, <>, retrieved 15 May 2021

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