Sarah Snook, who is expectant in real life and on the HBO series “Succession,” will feature in the forthcoming Australian thriller “Run Rabbit Run.” The film, directed by Daina Reid and written by Hannah Kent, follows a mother and fertility specialist who becomes alarmed by her young daughter’s inexplicable past identity recollections.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival the following month prior to its June 28 debut on Netflix.
In addition to Snook, Damon Herriman and Greta Scacchi also feature in the film. According to Variety’s Sundance review, it is a “successful, albeit familiar, motherhood thriller.” Reid, who was nominated for an Emmy for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” was the film’s director.
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Her production company, Carver Films, has produced the horror films “Relic” and “Snowtown.” Reid has also directed the Apple TV series “The Shining Girls,” the HBO series “The Outsider,” and the Amazon series “Upload.”
Kent, an acclaimed South Australian author whose works include “Devotion” and “Burial Rites,” wrote the screenplay based on an original concept devised in collaboration with Carver Films. Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw of Carver produced the film, which received significant production funding from XYZ and Screen Australia, along with Film Victoria, the South Australian Film Corporation, and Soundfirm.
In June, Netflix will stream the film in multiple territories. In Australia and New Zealand, Umbrella and Maslow Entertainment are managing distribution, while Netflix will stream the film in multiple territories.
“Run Rabbit Run” was shot on location in the Riverland region of South Australia. It joins an expanding roster of Australian-made content on Netflix, which includes the Emmy-winning documentary “Puff: Wonders of the Reef,” the fiction series “Wellmania” and “Heartbreak High,” and the crime-drama feature “The Stranger.” Check out the “Run Rabbit Run” trailer on YouTube.