|Directed by||Ann Turner|
|Produced by||Gordon Glenn
|Written by||Ann Turner|
|Music by||Chris Neal|
|Edited by||Ken Sallows|
|Distributed by||Trylon Video (USA)
| 5 October 1989
19 March 1990
|Box office||A$23,336 (Australia)
¥ 32,255 (Japan)
In suburban Melbourne in the 1950s, amidst the Red Scare and a rabbit plague, Celia (Rebecca Smart) is a troubled nine-year-old caught up in these events, as well as family crises, and whose response to them eventually leads to tragic consequences.
- Rebecca Smart as Celia Carmichael
- Nicholas Eadie as Ray Carmichael
- Victoria Longley as Alice Tanner
- Mary-Anne Fahey as Pat Carmichael
- Margaret Ricketts as Grandmother
- Alexander Hutchinson as Steve Tanner
- Adrian Mitchell as Karl Tanner
- Callie Gray as Meryl Tanner
- Martin Sharman as Evan Tanner
- Clair Couttie as Heather Goldman
- Alex Menglet as Mr. Goldman
- Amelia Frid as Stephanie Burke
- William Zappa as Inspector John Burke
- Feon Keane as Soapy Burke
- Louise Le Nay as Debbie Burke
Ann Turner was a graduate of Swinburne who had worked at Film Victoria and the Australian Film Commission as a consultant. She was inspired to write the film by an article in the paper about the Bolte government's rabbit muster in the 1950s.
The script was written in 1984 when it won the AWGIE for Best Unproduced Screenplay.
Celia grossed $23,336 and ¥ 32,255 at the box office in Australia and Japan.
Turner won the Grand Prix award at the 1989 Créteil International Women's Film Festival and for her part as Alice Tanner, Victoria Longley won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award from the Australian Film Institute.
To date, the film has been released on DVD in Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. More recently it was released on video in the United States and Canada by Scorpion Releasing under their sub-label Katarina's Nightmare Theatre.
- Karl Quinn, "Celia", Australia Film 1978-1994, Oxford Uni Press 1993 p269
- Ron Burnett, "Take the bunny and run: Memories of childhood and Ann Turner's Celia", Cinema Papers, March 1989 p6-10
- "Interview with Ann Turner", Signis, 16 January 1998 accessed 21 November 2012
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p368-369
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
- "Company Credits for Celia". imdb.com. Retrieved 19 April 2011.