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I AM MOTHER will have its worldwide premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

I AM MOTHER joins five other Australian films, outstripping the previous record for most Australian films at Sundance set at the 1997 festival.

Director Grant Sputore said I AM MOTHER getting into Sundance was a huge opportunity.

“You set this little plan or model for yourself of what you hope a film will do, and this is very much the next step in that story,” Grant said.

“We hope Sundance will help I AM MOTHER build the kind of momentum we need to release the film and have people find it when it ultimately goes to theatres.”

“I AM MOTHER is an extraordinary debut feature from Grant,” said Screenwest Scripted Executive Ross Grayson Bell. “The story twists and production design are phenomenal.”

“It’s an honour for Screenwest to be involved with this film – we can’t wait for the world to see it!”



Director: Grant Sputore, Screenwriter: Michael Lloyd Green, Producers: Timothy White, Kelvin Munro

In the wake of humanity’s extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

I AM MOTHER is a sci-fi feature film starring Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard.

I AM MOTHER is a The Penguin Empire and Southern Light Films production. Principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with South Australian Film Corporation and Screenwest. Financed with support from Adelaide Film Festival.


About Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives.

Since 1985, hundreds of films that have launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition and acclaim, reaching new audiences worldwide.

Sundance Film Festival 2019 runs from Thursday, 24 January 2019 to Sunday, 3 February 2019.

Find out more on the Sundance Film Festival website.


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