The Silver Brumby (1993 film)

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The Silver Brumby
The Silver Brumby FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by John Tatoulis
Produced by Colin South
Written by Elyne Mitchell
Jon Stephens
Based on Elyne Mitchell
Starring Russell Crowe
Caroline Goodall
Amiel Daemion
Johnny Raaen
Buddy Tyson
Narrated by Caroline Goodall
Music by Tassos Ioannides
Cinematography Mark Gilfedder
Edited by Peter Burgess
Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment
Barnholtz Entertainment
Media World Features
Paramount Pictures
20th Century Fox
Release date
  • 16 September 1993 (1993-09-16) (Australia)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office $1,532,649AUD[1] ($35,114USD)

The Silver Brumby (also known as The Silver Stallion or The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies in overseas markets such as the United States) is a 1993 Australian drama-family film, directed by John Tatoulis, and starring actors Caroline Goodall, Russell Crowe and Amiel Daemion. It was based on the Silver Brumby series of novels by Elyne Mitchell.


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 his place amongst his kind, while avoiding The Man who always seems to be hunting him.


  • Caroline Goodall as Elyne Mitchell
  • Amiel Daemion as Indi Mitchell
  • Russell Crowe as The Man / Egan
  • Johnny Raaen as Jock
  • Buddy Tyson as Darcy
  • Graeme Fullgrabe as Auctioneer
  • Gary Amos as Rider #1
  • Murray Chesson as Rider #2
  • John Coles as Rider #3
  • Danny Cook as Rider #4
  • Peter Faithfull as Rider #5
  • Richard Faithfull as Rider #6
  • Cody Harris as Rider #7
  • Ken Mitchell as Rider #8
  • Charles A. Harris as Rider #9


John Tatoulis says he was attracted to the project because of the spirituality of the Silver Brumby books.[2] The film was shot in the high country of Victoria around Dinner Plain, Mount Hotham, Swindler's Creek and the Blue Ribbon ski area.[3] A hut now known as the Silver Brumby Hut was built as a set prop at Mount Hotham and is now a tourist attraction.[4]

Home media

The film was released in the United States on VHS in 1994 by Paramount Home Video and on DVD in 2004 by Artisan Entertainment.





  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 16 November 2012
  2. ^ "Interview with John Tatoulis", Signis, 20 May 1997 accessed 21 November 2012
  3. ^ "The Silver Brumby". Film North East Victoria. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Huts & History". Dinner Plain: Pure High Country. Alpine Shire Council, Victoria. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 

External links

  • The Silver Brumby on IMDb
  • The Silver Brumby at Oz Movies
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