Listening to the Moon

A short experimental film that explores our ancient and complex relationship with the Moon, Moonrise is a striking, surreal montage of historical, artistic and scientific lunar imagery. The film invites us to consider the Moon’s point of view in the face of increasingly exploitative human activity in space.

A Press Kit can be downloaded here.

For more information, please visit the Moonrise website at

Director and Editor Rowena Potts Writer and Producer Ceridwen Dovey Original Music Bronwyn Cumbo Sound Design Annie Breslin Sound Mix Peter Johnson Color Roen Davis

© Image courtesy of Andrea Valtolina

Festivals and Screenings

St. Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne (2021)

Selected for the short film festival and screened in Melbourne and online (May, 2021).

Slow Canoe Live Journal, Melbourne

Slow Canoe is a live journal event and publication, curated by Anna Thwaites and Oliver Driscoll, presenting works of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, film, sound and imagery. 

Bunjil Place Outdoor Screen Program, Melbourne

Museum of the Moon
June 26 - July 4 2021

Selected to screen as part of a curated program for Museum of the Moon, a giant replica of the moon created by UK artist Luke Jerram, installed at Bunjil Place in Melbourne. 

Mimesis Documentary Festival, Boulder, Colorado

August 4-10, 2021

Selected to screen as part of the Biomythophilia block of documentary shorts: a diverse group of documentaries linked by the theme of sustainability, exploring ideas of mythical communion with the land and others, the search for scientific and eco-existential answers, more-than-human solidarity, and the rejection of human exceptionalism. 

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Making Space for the Social Sciences

August 17, 2021

Screened as part of a panel discussion titled Sensemaking about Space.

Selected as one of the finalists for the 2021 Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize

Screening at Manly Art Gallery and Creative Space post-lockdown

Selected for the 2021 Antenna Documentary Festival

Screening in Sydney cinemas as part of the Antenna Festival program of short films in February, 2022.

Selected for the 2021 Uppsala International Short Film Festival

Screening in October, 2021 in Uppsala, Sweden.