Damon Herriman, Greta Scacchi and Lily LaTorre join Sarah Snook in Run Rabbit Run

Damon Herriman, Sarah Snook and Greta Scacchi.

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Daina Reid’s horror/thriller Run Rabbit Run starring Golden Globe Award-winner Sarah Snook (Succession) commences production this week, with the casting announcement of AACTA Award-winner Damon Herriman, Emmy and SAG-nominated Greta Scacchi and newcomer Lily LaTorre as Mia.

Snook plays a fertility doctor whose firm grasp on the cycle of life is put to the test as her young daughter begins to exhibit increasingly strange behaviour.

The production will shoot at locations in Victoria and South Australia.

The cast also includes Trevor Jamieson (Storm Boy, Bran Nue Dae), Neil Meville (Five Bedrooms, Brilliant Lies), Naomi Rukavina (Pawno, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child),  Georgina Naidu (SeaChange, Newton’s Law), Genevieve Morris (Bloom, No Activity), Katherine Slattery (Balibo, The Secret Life of Us) and newcomer Sunny Whelan.

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The script was written by acclaimed South Australian novelist Hannah Kent (Devotion, Burial Rites) from an original idea developed with Carver Films, with Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw of Carver Films (Relic, Partisan, Snowtown) producing. Los Angeles-based XYZ Films is executive producing, financing and handling world sales. Storyd Group’s Deanne Weir and Olivia Humphrey, and Filmology’s Jack Christian and D.J. McPherson are also executive producing.

Director of Photography is Bonnie Elliott ACS, Production Designer is Vanessa Cerne, Costume Designer is Marion Boyce and Make Up & Hair Designer is Angela Conte. Casting Director is Allison Meadows, Mullinars Casting. Editor is Sean Lahiff.

The film has major production investment from XYZ and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria, the South Australian Film Corporation and Soundfirm. XYZ Films is handling world sales. Umbrella and Maslow Entertainment is handling Australia/NZ distribution.

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