Now you've explored the set and got to know the cast and crew its time follow me on my Girl Asleep journey!
Welcome to the world of the Girl Asleep. Scroll down and click around. You never know who you'll meet! When you're done actor Maiah Stewardson will take you on behind the scenes journey where you too can discover your role.
A movie’s path to being made begins long before an actor reads a line or a cinematographer picks up a camera. The initial concept for Girl Asleep was conceived by Matt, Director Rose Myers and Designer Jonathon Oxlade. From this early idea Matt created the story full of characters and action.Play Video
Hair and Makeup
Tasked with transforming ordinary people into the beautiful and weird characters and creatures we see on screen, hair and makeup artists are akin to magicians. Catherine had a great time on Girl Asleep making crazy forest creatures and cool ’70s hairdos.
Everything in a movie like Girl Asleep - down to the labels on milk bottles in the fridge - are designed and made from scratch, and the person who decides what those things should look like is the production designer. Jonathon made Girl Asleep the stylish extravaganza that it is.Play Video
A film without music is hardly a film at all. Harry helps us understand what’s happening in Girl Asleep by creating music that enhances what's happening on screen.
If a dog barks on set and no one records it, did it really happen? Well it doesn’t matter, says Luke, because a sound designer basically makes every sound in the film, and brings it together with the music and dialogue.
A cinematographer sees the movie in their mind's eye before it’s made. Andy took the Director's vision and brought it to life on screen.Play Video
A director is a film set’s fearless leader - their ideas inform every decision every person in the cast and crew makes. For Rose, Girl Asleep was her debut film as director – and it was a good way to start.Play Video
Karryn de Cinque
During a film shoot hundreds of hours of footage are recorded. Editor Karryn de Cinque whittled all that down to under an hour and a half, revealing the best version of the story possible.
Without a producer, no film shoot would ever happen. Jo was responsible for organising everything on Girl Asleep - from getting the right people on the set at the right time, to making sure everything stayed on budget.Play Video
Head Costume Maker
All the fantastical costumes worn by Girl Asleep’s forest creatures were hand stitched in the on-set workshop. Costume makers like Renate can make almost anything - from a gloop-covered Abject Man, to a leathery Huldra vest.Play Video
Maiah had acted in theatre before she was cast in Girl Asleep, but never thought she would get a role in the film when she sent in her blind audition. Maiah plays Jade, the leader of the terrifyingly popular triplets.
Tilda Cobham Hervey
In Scandinavian folklore a Huldra is a female forest spirit. Beautiful and seductive with an animal tail, she offers help as a keen observer, warning of anything that may go wrong.
Greta’s new best friend is an odd fish. He’s 14, has no other friends except his six guinea pigs, has a plastic toy pig collection and can’t believe he’s found a friend like Greta.
The hero of the story. Greta is turning 15 and is chronically shy. Her parents have planned a birthday party, which her whole year is invited to and she is terrified.
Greta’s dad Conrad loves telling bad jokes but loves his little girl even more. He does anything for her, but deep down he never wants her to grow up.. Matt is also the film's writer - talk about talented!
Greta’s mother likes a drink and looks on her youth as a beautiful and distant past. A faded beauty, she feels trapped in a now loveless marriage and pines for what could have been. Amber also plays the Frozen Woman, a creature of ice, danger and deep sadness, the frozen woman is not unlike Greta’s mum Janet.
Greta’s older sister Genevieve is 17 and an enigma. She loves 70s French crooner Benoit Tremet. She is definitely prickly, but may hold the answers that Greta is searching for.
Genevieve’s 24 year old boyfriend Adam, played by Eamon Farren, is confident, charming and nothing ruffles him. Eamon also plays Benoit Tremet, a French crooner from the '70s. He is provocative, raunchy and known for his overt, sexually charged songs.
Grace and Fiona Dawson
The twins, Sapphire and Amber, are Jade's best friends. Together with Jade they rule the roost in the school yard.