On a surveillance mission in a primordial forest, a park ranger encounters two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle.
The boy and his philosophical father seem to have their own religion, and a mysterious relationship to nature. There are many suspicious aspects to their existence, but when the cabin is attacked by strange, post-human beings one night, she learns that there is a greater threat in this emergent wilderness.
Gaia is not about a loving earth mother. It's an ecological horror fantasy that makes human history irrelevant the flowers at the end of the anthropocene.
- " In a not too subtle shout out to our real climate crisis, director Jaco Bouwer wonderfully conveys our sense of helplessness in the face of disaster, with the panache of a much more experienced filmmaker. " – Jacob Walker (Starburst)
- " The innovative visual effects, which combine CGI and practical makeup, are truly mesmerising. " – Phuong Le (Guardian)
- " Trippy woodland horror that leaves a lasting impression. A mind-bending thriller lead by Monique Rockman's first-rate performance. " – Joe Friar (The Victoria Advocate)