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Girl Asleep (2015)

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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 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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Taglines:

Fifteen is going to turn a corner. It has to. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 Girl Asleep: Interviews with Cast and Crew (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Gonna Hold The Wind
Written by Dane Sturgeon
Performed by Dane Sturgeon
Licensed by Midnight Choir
on behalf of Yoga Records
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A charming but unpolished indie film from down under
15 May 2016 | by finchsamSee all my reviews

Girl Asleep starts as a stylish coming of age "dramedy" about a misfit teenage girl named Greta who is bullied by three girls at school. Befriended by fellow misfit Elliot, the two form a sweet bond early in Act I where the audience is also introduced to Greta's colorful family which includes a quirky mom, a corny joke-telling dad and an apathetic older sister. Once the 2nd Act gets started, the story starts to gradually deviate and by the time Act III comes around, there's almost a complete shift in mood and genre. What was a light and fun narrative had become this kind of darkly juvenile fantasy adventure; it's disruptive and actually really strange.


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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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