The Messenger

The Messenger

Feature Film

Australian: November 2010

North American Release: November 2010

Director: Oren Moveman

Genre: Drama / Romance

Run Time: 113 minutes

Producers: Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Benjamin Goldhirsh, Zach Miller

Executive Producers: Christopher Mapp, David Whealy, Matthew Street

Omnilab Media co-financed the production and release on this compelling 2009 war-drama feature film starring 2010 Academy Award nominated for best supporting actor, Woody Harrelson.

The Messenger stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster – two US Army officers who return home from a tour in Iraq and are assigned to the Army's Casuality Notification Service, tasked with delivering the tragic news to the families of fallen soldiers. One solider finds himself drawn to a woman, whom he has just delivered the news of her husband’s death. The film reveals itself as a surprising, humourous and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.

It was nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Woody Harrelson) and Best Original Screenplay (Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman) categories at the 2010 Academy Awards.


Omnilab Media co-financed the production and release of this compelling 2009 war-drama feature film.

The acquisition was made between Madman’s Paul Wiegard and Nick Batzias, and Omnilab Media's Executive Producers on the film, Christopher Mapp, David Whealy and Matthew Street at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Omnilab Media is the joint North American distributor with Oscilloscope.