The Silver Brumby is a 1993 Australian drama-family film directed by John Tatoulis, and Starring Russell Crowe and Caroline Goodall It was based on the Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell Production company by Media World Features, Film Victoria, Australian Film Finance Corporation Distributed by Roadshow Films.
A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it.
John Tatoulis says he was attracted the spirituality of the original Silver Brumby books.
The film was shot in the High Country of around Victoria, Dinner Plain, Swindler's Creek and the Blue Ribbon ski area. A hut now known as the Silver Brumby Hut was built as a set prop at Mount Hotham and is now a tourist attraction.
Home Media Edit
The film was released on VHS in 1994 and on DVD in 2004 by Roadshow Entertainment.
- Australasian Performing Right Association 1994:
- APRA Music Award - Best Film Score: Tassos Ioannides
- Chicago International Children's Film Festival 1994:
- Children's Jury Award - Feature Film
- Cinekid 1994:
- Audience Award - John Tatoulis
- Australian Film Institute 1993:
- AFI Award - Best Screenplay: John Tatoulis
- The Silver Brumby at Wikipedia