Girl Asleep

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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Girl Asleep director Rosemary Myers jumps from theatre to film

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 about the storytelling before we shot the film. Why did you decide to write a play to make a film? We were doing a trilogy of works for teenagers in the Adelaide Festival, and Katrina [Sedgwick] and Amanda [Duthie] had seen some of that work…

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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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