Media Release: A free screening of Girl Asleep

Windmill Theatre Co in association with Umbrella Entertainment and Producer Jo Dyer of Soft Tread are working together again to bring the community a free screening of their award-winning film, Girl Asleep to enjoy while socially isolating. Girl Asleep, written by Matthew Whittet and based on the stage show of the same name, will be film…

From Girl Asleep to Amphibian: Meet Maiah Stewardson

If you think Maiah Stewardson from Amphibian looks familiar, it may be because you’ve seen her as high school mean-girl Jade in the film adaptation of Girl Asleep.  Daniela Frangos spoke to Stewardson about how far the 20-year-old’s career has come since the 2015 film.   Maiah Stewardson is a natural. That’s not to diminish the hard yards she’s…

Goldstone, The Daughter, and Girl Asleep Win at the 2017 AFCA Awards

The Australian Film Critics Association has spoken. Quirky South Australian coming of age tale Girl Asleep has taken the top prize at the 2017 Australian Film Critics Association, while Goldstone and The Daughter picked up acting honours for Aaron Pedersen and Odessa Young, respectively. Ivan Sen also won Best Director for Goldstone, while Simon Stone…

Girl Asleep Scoops Seven AACTA Nominations

South Australian coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep has received seven AACTA nominations, namely: Best Film Best Direction Best Adapted Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Costume Design Best Production Design The film produced and filmed entirely in South Australia with local actors, has played in 26 countries including Denmark, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Korea, Columbia, USA,…

Bethany Whitmore: Girl Awake

With all of the attention on the filmmakers behind Girl Asleep, we spoke to its leading lady, Bethany Whitmore. They say that 90% of directing a movie is in the casting, and with Bethany Whitmore in the leading role of Greta in Girl Asleep, director Rosemary Myers and her team struck gold. “One day, I…

Girl Asleep director Rosemary Myers jumps from theatre to film

I know this was originally a piece of theatre; what made you want to adapt it for the screen? When we made the play we always knew we were going to make the film. The play is a standalone play, but it was a great chance to test the story out really thoroughly and learn…


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