Emu Runner

Director: Imogen Thomas 2018 95 Minutes PG
Emu Runner Mon 07 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:00am 95mins State Library of Queensland

In a remote Australian town, a misunderstood girl forges a friendship with a wild emu in this beautifully shot and inspiring coming-of-age film.

Following the tragic loss of her mother, and with a father (Wayne Blair, The Sapphires 2012) who is grappling with his own grief, Gem Daniels seeks comfort in the bird of her ancestors. Gem’s new friend is a welcome distraction that keeps her from school, arousing the suspicions of her teachers and a dangerously naive social worker. Emu Runner is a 15-year collaboration between director Imogen Thomas and the entire Brewarrina community in northern New South Wales, resulting in a remarkable debut film that will capture your heart.


Director:Imogen Thomas
Producer:Victor Evatt, Imogen Thomas, Antonia Barnard, John Fink, Gabriel Barber-Shipton
Cast:Wayne Blair, Rhae-Kye Waites, Rob Carlton
Script:Imogen Thomas
Program strand:Features
Rights:Umbrella Entertainment