The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world.


Rosemary Myers


Matthew Whittet, Matthew Whittet (original stage play by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bethany Whitmore ... Greta
Harrison Feldman ... Elliott
Amber McMahon ... Janet / Frozen Woman
Matthew Whittet ... Conrad / Abject Man
Eamon Farren ... Adam / Benoit Tremet
Tilda Cobham-Hervey ... The Huldra
Imogen Archer Imogen Archer ... Genevieve
Maiah Stewardson ... Jade
Fiona Dawson Fiona Dawson ... Amber
Grace Dawson Grace Dawson ... Sapphire
Danielle Catanzariti ... Denise Mackell / The Crone
Lucy Cowan Lucy Cowan ... Little Greta
Pia Moutakis Pia Moutakis ... Twin 1
Clara Moutakis Clara Moutakis ... Twin 2
Ed Covill Ed Covill ... Mascot Boy (as Edison Covill)


The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself. Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, GIRL ASLEEP is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.

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What happens when one misstep forward is less of a trip and more of an adventure? See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Schools scenes Filmed at Findon High School during the school holidays. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, a professional choir version of the Jade, Sapphire, and Amber's song "You've Got No Tits" plays. See more »


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Take a Long Line
Composed by John Brewster (as J. Brewster) / Doc Neeson (as D. Neeson) / Rick Brewster (as R. Brewster)
(© 1978 J Albert & Son Pty Ltd)
Performed by The Angels
© 1978 Albert Productions
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Greta in woodland!
4 August 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

This is a short Aussie film, kind of inspired by 'Alice in Wonderland', but originally based on the stage play of the same name. A teen comedy set in the 70s and revolved around a birthday party. So, newly moved into the town, Greta, finds hard to make friends, except a boy. Entering 15th, her family wants to throw a big birthday party inviting her new schoolmates, against her will. On the occasion, something goes wrong and the next minute, she's in a strange place with strange events and people. Her adventure begins to return home and the party she had left behind in halfway which revealed in the rest of the film.

I thought it was a children's and family film, but some of the references like relating to sex was a bold move. Though nothing was serious, if you are not considering the matter to the deep. It was just like any teen film, a simple topic. Creatively enough, but not impressive enough film. Those 70s were the plus point, especially for a comedy, that timeline is always so funny.

Decent performances and filmmaking, should have been improvised the screenplay. But my guess is the budget. It is a small cost film, but if they had better financing, surely they would have pulled it off so much better than this. Now it is an average coming-of-age comedy- fantasy, but worth a watch if you are not forcing yourself into it.


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Release Date:

8 September 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl Asleep See more »

Filming Locations:

South Australia, Australia See more »


Box Office


AUD1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,567, 25 September 2016

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1.33 : 1
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