Watch: Official Trailer for Australian Coming-of-Age Indie 'Girl Asleep'
"No party, alright!" Oscilloscope has debuted a trailer for the upcoming release of an Australian coming-of-age indie comedy called Girl Asleep, the filmmaking debut of theater director Rosemary Myers. The film stars Bethany Whitmore as Greta Driscoll, a girl about to turn fifteen whose whole life is thrown into disarray when her parents invite the whole school to her surprise birthday party. It has been described as "equal measures Wes Anderson and Lewis Carroll", which sounds quite appealing, and an "enchanting journey into the absurd – and sometimes scary – depths of the teenage mind." The cast includes Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet, Amber McMahon, Eamon Farren and others. This looks so weird and so wacky and definitely Wes Anderson-inspired, but it seems like it will be fun to watch. Have a look below.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Rosemary Myers' Girl Asleep, found on YouTube:
In this vibrant portrayal of Australian adolescence, Greta Driscoll's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and invite the whole school! Perfectly content being a wallflower, suddenly Greta's flung far from her comfort zone into a distant, parallel place -- a strange world that's a little frightening and a lot weird, but only there can she find herself. Girl Asleep is directed by Australian director Rosemary Myers (making her feature directorial debut after work in theater), from a screenplay written by Matthew Whittet. The first premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival and also played at the Berlin, Sydney, Stockholm and Seattle Film Festivals this year. Oscilloscope Labs will release Girl Asleep in select theaters starting September 30th this fall. Visit the official site. Interested?