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.
- 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
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