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Friday, February 8, 2019

"I AM MOTHER" -- Netflix Nabs North American Rights to Grant Sputore’s Sci-Fi Thriller


Netflix has acquired the North American rights to I Am Mother out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival after previously locking several international territories.

I AM MOTHER is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Byrne), a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind. But the pair’s unique relationship is threatened when an injured stranger (Swank) arrives with news that calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother’s intentions.

The robot depicted is created by the special effects team at WETA Workshop (Lord of the Rings, Avatar).

Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation, Screenwest and Adelaide Film Festival present in association with Rhea Films and Hercules Film Fund produced in association with Southern Light Alliance a Penguin Empire and Southern Light Films production.

Endeavor Content handled the sale on behalf of the filmmakers.

Director: Grant Sputore in his feature film debut

Screenwriter: Michael Lloyd Green, based on a story by Grant Sputore and Michael Lloyd Green

Cast: Two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby), up-and-comer Clara Rugaard (Teen Spirit, Good Favour), Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Rose Byrne (Instant Family, X-Men: Apocalypse)

Producers: Kelvin Munro for The Penguin Empire, Timothy White for Southern Light Films

Executive Producers:  Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti for Rhea Films, Bryce Menzies, Grant Sputore, Philip Wade, John Wade 

Co-producers: Anna Vincent and Michael Lloyd Green


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