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 14 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 Cooney, Will Allan, Travis A. Knight
Michael Turrentine, Larry Neumann Jr, Daniela Colucci, Echaka Agba, Cassi Schiano, Michael Perez, Shane Simmons, Bob Kruse
|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|