Girl Asleep

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Synopsis

On the cusp of turning 15, Greta Driscoll finds herself alone and awkward in a new school. She drifts in a bubble of loserdom with dorky Elliot, attracting the bewildering attentions of the resident mean girl, Jade. When her overeager but well-meaning parents decide to throw her a surprise party, Greta is hurled into a mystifying fantasy parallel world which is equal parts nightmarish and bizarre - a place where she simultaneously loses and finds herself.

Rosemary Myers’ debut feature inhibits a world of 1970s quirk, brought to life with sharp lines, bright colours and on-the-nose references in all its kitschy glory. Stylistically, it recollects the best of Wes Anderson, but layers upon it a unique blend of Australian droll and heartfelt teenage existentialism.

Credits

  • web-6-girlasleep-director Rosemary Myers is the Artistic Director of the Adelaide-based Windmill Theatre and has helmed multiple internationally award-winning productions such as Pinocchio and The Wizard of Oz. In 2006, she was a Creative Director for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Girl Asleep is Myers' feature film debut.
  • Jo Dyer
  • Matthew Whittet
  • Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet
  • Memento Films / Sata Cissokho - sata@memento-films.com

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