Australia: Drama / Family, 95 minutes

Emu Runner

Young Gem grieving from her mother’s death seeks comfort in her ancestral lands where she encounters a wild emu, a mythical bird of her ancestors. Forming a mystical bond with the bird restores Gem but the attentions of a new and inexperienced social worker threatens her link with her family.

Emu Runner is a touching magical realist portrait of an isolated community with many performances by locals of the community.

Writer/Director: Imogen Thomas
Producer: Victor Evatt, Imogen Thomas, Antonia Barnard
DOP: Michael Gibbs
Starring: Rhae-Kye Waites, Wayne Blair, Maurial Spearim, Georgia Blizzard

Festivals: Toronto, Adelaide