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
Runtime: 95 mins
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