Action has been called on new Australian feature film I Met a Girl.
Brenton Thwaites stars as an impulsive, young musician struggling with schizophrenia who falls for a mysterious woman (Lily Sullivan) who may be all in his head.
When she suddenly vanishes, he takes off on an epic, cross-country journey across Australia to find her, forcing his long-suffering brother (Joel Jackson) to try to rescue him.
The project, shooting in Western Australia and New South Wales, is from the creative team behind the multi-award-winning web series High Life and includes director Luke Eve, writer Glen Dolman and producer Adam Dolman.
I Met a Girl has received major production funding from Screen Australia in association with Screenwest and was financed with support from Create NSW and Soundfirm. Label Distribution will release in AU/NZ and AMP International will handle world sales.
Thwaites, who is currently headlining the DC hit series Titans, leads the cast alongside Lily Sullivan (Jungle) and Joel Jackson (Safe Harbour). They will be joined by Zahra Newman (Wentworth) and Peter Rowsthorn (Kath & Kim).
Melissa Kelly and Ryan Hodgson’s Factor 30 Films (Hounds of Love) is co-producing with Dolman’s Monsoon Pictures. Timothy White (I Am Mother) and Tait Brady (Brothers’ Nest) are executive producing with Roger Savage, Thwaites, Eve, as well as James Norrie and Bob Portal of AMP International.
Brothers Adam and Glen Dolman said they were determined to tell this story. Glen, who created the critically acclaimed Stan series, Bloom, was inspired to write the film after the death of a close friend who had suffered from a serious mental illness.
“This is a personal, authentic and very moving story and one which I believe will resonate with audiences worldwide. We’re both thrilled to be working again with director, Luke Eve, whose passion and vision for this project is infectious,” said Adam Dolman.
“This is a story I’m extremely passionate about telling. To have the opportunity to finally make it is a dream come true,” said Luke Eve.
I Met a Girl is a Monsoon Pictures Australia production in association with Factor30 Films. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screenwest. It was financed with support from Create NSW and Soundfirm.
Feature Image by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack