A woman goes for a jog and witnesses something she can't run away from.

First-time filmmaker Clare Cooney directed, wrote, produced, edited, and starred in the award-winning short film RUNNER. 

RUNNER received its World Premiere at Sidewalk Film Festival and went on to play at 15 film festivals across the country.

RUNNER won Best Short Film and Best Actress at the Best of the Midwest Awards, "Best of Fest" at Windy City International Film Festival, Best Drama Short at Atlanta Shortsfest, the Audience Award at Chicago Critics Film Festival, and Best USA Short Film at Fairhope Film Festival. In addition, RUNNER recently played at the Academy Award Qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, where Clare was nominated for the "Filmmaker-to-Watch" award! 

Producer: Shane Simmons
Director of Photography: Jason Chiu
Cast: Clare CooneyWill AllanTravis A. Knight
Michael Turrentine, Larry Neumann Jr, Daniela Colucci, Echaka Agba, Cassi Schiano, Michael Perez, Shane Simmons, Bob Kruse


Indie Outlook Nominations - Winner: Best Short Film 2017


January 2019 Midwest Independent Film Festival Chicago, IL WINNER: Best Short Film, Best Actress
October 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival Mill Valley, CA
October 2018 Adirondack Film Festival Glen Falls, NY
October 2018 Portland Film Fesival Portland, OR
October 2018 Way Down Film Fesival Columbus, GA
September 2018 MiddleCoast Film Festival Chicago, IL
July 2018 Windy City International Film Festival Chicago, IL WINNER: Best of Fest
July 2018 Atlanta Shortsfest Atlanta, GA WINNER: Best Drama Short
May 2018 Chicago Critics Film Festival Chicago, IL WINNER: Audience Award
April 2018 Atlanta Film Festival Atlanta, GA Filmmaker-to-Watch Nomination
April 2018 Dakota Film Festival Bismarck, ND
March 2018 Women's Film Festival Philadelphia, PA
December 2017 Oakton Pop Up Film Festival Des Plaines, IL
November 2017 Fairhope Film Festival Fairhope, AL WINNER: Best USA Short Film
August 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Birmingham, AL World Premiere