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 made available for 48-hours via Umbrella Entertainment’s website, where audiences across the globe will be able to access the film free of charge from 6PM Friday, 3 April until midnight on Sunday 5 April.

Ari Harrison, Head of Acquisitions at Umbrella Entertainment, Girls Asleep’s distribution company, says, “the enduring success of Girl Asleep is a testament to the power of new Australian stories that speak to a broad audience. We’re thrilled to once again be working with Windmill to continue telling this beautiful story.”

Audiences will also be able to access Windmill’s award-winning digital education package, including Girl Asleep: An Interactive Journey, which gives audiences an insight into the process filmmaking and production via interviews with key creatives from the project. The journey is available free of charge on Windmill’s website, along with a suite of other digital activities and content from their performance repertoire.

Director Rosemary Myers says, “Making Girl Asleep was an incredible journey for everyone here at Windmill and it is one of our favourite stories to tell. The opportunity to bring it to the community free of charge during this trying time and have a whole new audience engage with the interactive journey, and all of our resources, is incredibly exciting.”

The film follows Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore) as she navigates the trials, tribulations and challenges of adolescence. As she slowly prepares to leave her childhood behind, she is thrust into a dreamy parallel universe that sees her come face to face with the harsh realities of young adulthood.

Producer Jo Dyer of Soft Tread says, “Girl Asleep is a timeless teenage epic that speaks to the universal experience of adolescence and finding your place in the world. In a time of isolation, a story that connects us all is incredibly important. It’s brilliant to have the film be accessible to so many, and for people to deeply engage with it through Windmill’s digital resources.”

Girl Asleep will stream on Umbrella Entertainment’s website free of charge from 6PM Friday, 3 April until Midnight on Sunday 5 April. Audiences can access the film via this link:

By Anthony Nocera

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