Penguin Bloom

Drama Biography


A family adopts an injured Magpie that changes their lives.

Inspired by a true story, "Penguin Bloom" is a heartfelt account of an everyday Australian family navigating the trauma of a paralysing accident. The healing process takes time, and the camera isn't afraid to shy away from the immense struggle as we feel Sam's inner turmoil; her dreams are haunting and pack an emotional punch. The titular bird isn't the hero, but rather a star; a positive catalyst highlighting the simple power of pets to bring joy. Family blossom.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 21st January 2021
Roadshow Films 95 mins