“What’s noticeable is how utterly fresh [Rose Myers’] direction for the screen is. There’s a feeling you are watching something special.”
Girl Asleep makes its world premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival on 20 October. Tickets from $15, and available online at adelaidefilmfestival.org. The film will be released nationally in cinemas in 2016.
Harrison is best known to television audiences as the slack-jawed Oscar Bright on ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan, for which he received a 2014 Logie nomination in the category of Most Popular New Talent. He received his first taste of performance for TV by accident when he was ‘pranked’ by his best friend on the popular children’s comedy Prank Patrol and from there has thrown himself into the world of comedy and acting with passion and enthusiasm, recently attracting the interest of major US-based management.
Matthew has worked as an actor for the past 17 years, where he has performed extensively across Australia for companies such as Windmill Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse, Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia, with directors such as Rosemary Myers, Neil Armfield, Barrie Kosky, Benedict Andrews and Michael Kantor. His film credits include: The Great Gatsby, Sleeping Beauty, Australia, You Can’t Stop The Murders and Moulin Rouge. His television credits include: Return To Devil’s Playground, Mabo, Bananas In Pajamas, Spirited, My Place, Sea Princess, Sea Patrol and All Saints.
Amber McMahon is an award-winning actor who has worked extensively in theatre for the past 12 years. She graduated from Flinders University Drama Centre in 2002 and has since worked across the country and abroad with a host of leading companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Queensland Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre.
Amber’s most recent theatre credits include Melbourne Theatre Company’s North By Northwest, Windmill Theatre’s Girl Asleep, and School Dance, for which she won the 2013 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. She was also a founding member of Sydney Theatre Company’s Actors Ensemble, appearing in several productions including The War of the Roses, Gallipoli, The Lost Echo and The Season at Sarsaparilla.
Amber has written stand up for corporate, political and creative events as her character Audrey.
Eamon Farren graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2007 and has worked extensively in film, television and theatre.
In film, Eamon has played the role of Jimmy in Lucky Country, directed by Kriv Stenders; the role of Roo in Blessed, directed by Ana Kokkinos; the role of Dave in Red Dog; the role of Harry in the Australian film “X”, directed by Jon Hewitt; the lead role of Rabbit in the US feature film Chained, also starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Julia Ormond, and directed by Jennifer Lynch; the role of Patrick in the John Duigan film Careless Love; the lead role of Dean in Love Is Now, written and directed by Jim Lounsbury and also starring Claire van der Boom and Anna Torv; the role of Luke in Lion, directed by Garth Davies and also starring Rooney Mara, Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.
In television, Eamon has worked on numerous productions including Steven Spielberg’s The Pacific; The Killing Field; and most recently the role of Ava in Carlotta, directed by Samantha Lang. This performance saw him win the 2015 AACTA Award as Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama.
Eamon has worked for the leading Australian theatre companies, appearing in productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre Company, Windmill Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company. Most recently, Eamon appeared on stage in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Present, directed by John Crowley and also starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh.
Tilda’s portrayal of “Billie” in the feature film 52 Tuesdays is widely considered one of the breakout performances from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Variety called her “a thoroughly beguiling newcomer blessed with offbeat beauty and natural charm,” and the film went on to win the award for Best Director in the World Dramatic Competition. Tilda’s second feature, One Eyed Girl, sees her playing the title character in this cinematic thriller, also released in 2015. Tilda will make her television debut in the much-anticipated mini-series The Kettering Incident, alongside Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez.
Imogen studied jazz and classical ballet for 12 years and her education as a music/drama student supports her career as an actor.
Recent success includes playing Jasmine in the acclaimed feature film, 52 Tuesdays, directed by Sophie Hyde. Filming took place over the course of a year and Imogen’s role, while confronting, utilised the range of her acting abilities.
Maiah’s major theatre performances include The Reading (2009) and The Visitors (2012) for Urban Myth Theatre as well as Fame (2012) and Bye Bye Birdie (2014) for her school. Maiah is also a passionate musician and has been involved in productions including the International Police Tattoo, as well as Stari Most, Bernstein’s Mass and The Lord Of The Rings with Young Adelaide Voices and the ASO. Maiah was MC for Come Out Children’s Festival’s Big Family Weekend in May this year.
The world premiere of Girl Asleep at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival is officially sold out. We’re told it’s the fastest selling premiere in the Festival’s history! A second screening has been scheduled for 12pm, Sunday 25 October at Palace Nova, Adelaide. Tickets can be purchased online at adelaidefilmfestival.org.