Emu Runner

Directed by Imogen Thomas
2018
Australia
95 minutes
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In an outback NSW town a young Indigenous girl forms a very special bond with a wild emu, in a unique Australian story of love and loss.

Director Imogen Thomas’s debut was made over 15 years, in close collaboration with the Indigenous community of Brewarrina in western NSW. 

Newcomer Rhae-Kye Waites shines as Gem, a nine-year-old girl who deals with the grief of her mother’s death by secretly befriending a wild emu. However, her need to source tasty snacks for her new friend, and her absence from school, attract the attention of family and authorities. Gem’s loving father (played by Wayne Blair, The Sapphires) is at a loss to know how to handle his wayward daughter. 

A lyrical and poetic film grounded in social realism and emphasising the importance of Country, community and storytelling, Emu Runner is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Tickets

Sat 8 June
4:30pm
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 15
Past Event Cancel
Sun 9 June
2:15pm
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 15
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Family Films, Festival Guests
Year
2018
Classification
PG
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Imogen Thomas
Producer
Victor Evatt, Imogen Thomas, Antonia Barnard, John Fink, Gabriel Barber-Shipton
Cast
Wayne Blair, Rhae-Kye Waites, Rob Carlton
Screenwriter
Imogen Thomas
Cinematographer
Michael Gibbs
Editor
Jenny Hicks, Nicole Norelli
Genre
Environmental, Sport, Women Directors, Animals & Creatures, Australian Films, Family, First Nations, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
Distributor: Umbrella Entertainment
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