30.09. - 09.10.2021

Emu Runner Australia 2018 | 95 min | OV with German voice over | Colour | FF 2019

Imogen Thomas

IMOGEN THOMAS (*1970) is an Australian screenplay writer and director. She studied in New York and Adelaide. She had a big hit with her short Mixed Bag (2008). Emu Runner is her first full-length film.

rated for 0 + years
Nine-year old Gem lives with her Aborigine family in a remote region of Australia. When Gem‘s mother dies suddenly, a wild emu helps her get through a difficult period. The emu is a mythical bird of her ancestors and, like Gem, a fast runner – ever forwards, never back. It’s a relationship for which she would do anything, but one that also brings her into conflict with a social worker.

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Original title: Emu Runner
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: MICHEL
Language and subtitles: OV with German voice over
Director: Imogen Thomas
Screenplay: Imogen Thomas
Cast: Rhae-Kye Waites, Wayne Blair, Maurial Spearim, Stella Carter, Rob Carlton, Georgia Blizzard, Mary Waites, Lindsay Waites, Letisha Boney, Rodney McHughes
Producer: Imogen Thomas, Victor Evatt
Director of Photography: Michael Gibbs
Music: Ben Fink, Peter Michael Davison, Glenn Skuthorpe
Production Design: Lissa Coote
Editor: Nicole Norelli, Jenny Hicks
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Oration Films
Production: Imogen Thomas Films; Emu Runner Film PTY LTD
Contact: Victor Evatt, Emu Runner Film PTY LTD:


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