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Podtalk: Filmmaker Clare Cooney on ‘Runner’ at Chicago Critics Film Festival, May 6, 2018

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CHICAGO – When a notable filmmaker debut takes place, the cinema universe takes notice. Clare Cooney debuted her short film “Runner” on the festival circuit in 2017, and won Best USA Short Film at the Fairhope (Alabama) Film Festival. She brings the made-in-Chicago short back to its city of origin, as “Runner” screens as part of the 6th Chicago Critics Film Festival on Sunday, May 6th, 2018, part of “CCFF Shorts Program #1.” For details and ticket purchase info, click here.

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Clare Cooney Wrote, Directed, Edited and is Featured in ‘Runner’
Photo credit: Clare-Cooney.com

Clare Cooney is a native of Detroit, and graduated from Notre Dame University with a degree in Psychology and Theater. She moved to Chicago to pursue acting, and also has attended the School at Steppenwolf. She has appeared (and worked as a casting director) in the Chicago indie film “Mercury in Retrograde,” and has three feature films completed or in production for 2018. “Runner” is the story of Becca (Cooney) who witnesses an event while on a run, and it keeps haunting her for months.

In the following Podtalk, Clare Cooney chats about being a first time filmmaker, and what audiences can expect when they experience “Runner.”


The 6th Chicago Critics Film Festival presents “CCFF Shorts Program #1” – featuring “Runner” and five other short films – on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 (2:30p). The fest runs through May 10th, 2018, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport, Chicago. For the CCFF website, click here.

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