Netflix Original I MET A GIRL releases in Australia and New Zealand on April 2.
Shot predominantly in Fremantle and Perth, the film follows aspiring musician Devon (Brenton Thwaites), as he navigates a mental condition and the blurred lines of reality it presents, after meeting Lucy (Lily Sullivan), a mysterious dream girl.
The film premiered in the World Cinema Section at the 25th Busan International Film Festival and has continued to find its market with audiences in North America, Europe and Asia, most recently releasing in cinemas in South Korea. Stunning shots from Kings Park and the South Perth foreshore showcase the city skyline, while the Swan River, Fremantle Harbour and the Port City’s historical West End highlight iconic landmarks.
Whilst the film explores issues surrounding mental health, the producers and key creatives were committed to making this exploration authentic. The team received endorsement on the screenplay from Everymind’s Mindframe program. Mindframe works with stage and screen professionals to promote sensitive and accurate portrayals of mental illness and suicide. During pre-production, Mindframe also engaged the assistance of SANE Australia to facilitate discussions between SANE’s Peer Ambassadors, with lived experiences of mental health, and the leading cast to help them prepare for their roles.
Melissa Kelly and Ryan Hodgson of WA based Factor 30 Films said “we are delighted to have partnered with Adam Dolman and Monsoon Pictures on I MET A GIRL. Breaking down barriers about mental health is important to us as filmmakers and the love story is heart warming. With captivating performances from Brenton Thwaites, Lily Sullivan and Joel Jackson it’s no wonder the film has received such a great response from international audiences.”
Link to full article on Screenwest website here: https://www.screenwest.com.au/news-events/2021/03/wa-shot-feature-film-i-met-a-girl-acquired-by-netflix-australia-and-new-zealand/