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

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 took home Best Screenplay for The Daughter. In the writing awards, Adrian Danks scooped the Ivan Hutchinson Award for best long-form writing on Australian or International cinema for South of Ealing: recasting a British studio’s antipodean escapade, while Best Review of an Australian Film went to…

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Bethany Whitmore: Girl Awake

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 just got a call, saying, ‘You’ve got an audition’, so I prepared for it, and tried really hard, because as soon as I heard what it was about, I was very eager. It was my dream role,” Whitmore tells us over the phone from her…

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Australian release of Girl Asleep announced for 8 September

Australian release of Girl Asleep announced for 8 September

Umbrella Entertainment is thrilled to announce the Australian release of the internationally lauded, coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep on Thursday 8 September, with a series of advance Q&A events featuring key cast members taking place across the country. Based on the acclaimed production by Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre, Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind. On the cusp of turning fifteen and confronted with an incomprehensible new world, Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore) can’t bear to leave her childhood behind. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott (Harrison…

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