Black Chook

Dylan River | Australia | 2015 | 11 MIN | SHORT Drama

Sunday 23 October 2016 | 3:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
International Premiere

Screening as part of Adrift: International Shorts

In this hauntingly beautiful tale, a young man is guided by his aunt, and through her memories he begins to search for the roots of his family. As he unearths the painful truth of the fate of his ancestors, she gently reminds him to find comfort and celebrate in the victory of their survival.


Dylan River’s debut documentary, Buckskin, won the Foxtel Documentary Prize at the Sydney Film Festival in 2013. His AACTA Award–winning short film, Nulla Nulla, premiered at Berlin Film Festival, TIFF and imagineNATIVE in 2015. Dylan continues to practice his trade, motivated in telling stories close to home.