GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018 GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018

Emu Runner

Emu Runner

Family Drama | Australia | Queensland Premiere

Emu Runner is a remarkable story about a nine-year-old Indigenous girl, Gem Daniels, who lives in a remote Australian town. As she copes with her mother’s unexpected death, Gem finds solace in the company of a wild emu, unwittingly connecting with her mother’s traditional totem animal.

This incredibly poetic and beautiful independent Australian production was conceived by first-time filmmaker Imogen Thomas in collaboration with Frayne Barker, an Aboriginal Ngemba woman, from Brewarrina. Filmed with the assistance of the entire community the film tells a sincere, authentic, and touching story.

Join the filmmakers for a Q&A session following the screening on Sunday 7 April at HOTA.

Director: Imogen Thomas

Cast: Wayne Blair, Georgia Blizzard, Rhae-Kye Waites
Country: Australia
Runtime: 95 mins
Rating: 10+
Passes Bechdel test? Yes
Festival selections: Toronto International Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival


Sunday 7 April, 2.45pm – Cinema 1, HOTA

Saturday 13 April, 11.30am – Event Cinemas Coomera

Sunday 14 April, 10.30am – BCC Coolangatta


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