About the Film

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can’t bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she’s flung into a parallel place; a world that’s weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous – only there can she find herself.

Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.


Official trailer



2017 Australian Film Critics Association | Best Film

2016 Ruby Award | Arts Innovation and Enterprise

2016 Ruby Award | Best Work

2016 AACTA Best Costume Design | Jonathan Oxlade

2016 The Age Critics Prize | Best Australian Feature

2016 Giffoni Generator | Official Competition

2016 BAFICI | Official Competition

2016 Berlinale 14plus | Opening Night Film

2016 SA Screen Awards | Best Film

2016 CinefestOz | $100,000 Film Prize

2016 Seattle Film Festival | Furturewave Award

2016 Seattle Film Festival | Grand Jury Prize

2015 Adelaide Film Festival | Most Popular Feature