Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Imogen Archer, who made their debuts in Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays, have been cast in Windmill Theatre’s first feature, coming-of-age drama Girl Asleep.

Based on Matthew Whittet’s play which premiered at the 2014 Adelaide Festival, the film follows the chronically shy Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore), whose 15th birthday party is spoilt when an uninvited guest steals her most treasured possession. Her attempts to retrieve it take her into a dark unknown world.

Whittet wrote the screenplay, the director is Rosemary Myers, who staged the play, and the producer is Jo Dyer (Lucky Miles; Boy Castaways). The four‐week shoot starts on January 19.

The investors are the South Australian Film Corporation, the Ian Potter Foundation and the Hive Production Fund, a collaboration between the Adelaide Film Festival, the Australia Council for the Arts, Screen Australia and ABC Arts.

The cast includes Harrison Feldman, Eamon Farren, Whittet, Amber McMahon and Danielle Catanzariti . Identical twin sisters Fiona and Grace Dawson, who were discovered at an open casting call in May, will make their screen debuts.

Performers from circus school CirKidz will appear in a kaleidoscopic 1970s house party scene.

Girl Asleep will premiere at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival.

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