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.

Director:

Rosemary Myers

Writers:

Matthew Whittet, Matthew Whittet (original stage play by)
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Featured in Celebrating Australian Screen Culture (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Sports Girls
Written by John Dowler (as Dowler) / Rodgers
Performed by Young Modern
Licensed courtesy of John Dowler
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Engaging Film that took me on an adventure
16 September 2016 | by angeladivesSee all my reviews

A interesting, fun, awkward teen adventure that will take you on on adventure. Must see film for anyone who never quite fit in.

It has quirkiness, 1970s throw back, girl drama and most importantly dad jokes. Gretel and Elliott will have you cheering from your seats that is OK to just be yourself.

The film is perfectly pitched for teenagers or for anyone who was slightly left of field in high school. So just about everyone!

Great to see Australian Films making its mark up with the big budget releases.

I hope to see more of Whittet's plays adapted to the big screen.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl Asleep See more »

Filming Locations:

South Australia, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,567, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$60,289

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,056
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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