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Academy Award® Winner Hilary Swank to star in sci-fi thriller I Am Mother

18 October 2017

Academy-Award® winning actress, Hilary Swank, will star in the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller I AM MOTHER, it was announced today.

A two-time Oscar® winner for her work in the critically acclaimed Boys Don’t Cry (2000) and Million Dollar Baby (2005), Ms. Swank joins rising young actress Clara Rugaard (Good Favour, Teen Spirit) in the stylish, thoughtprovoking feature that brings a dark, electrifying edge to a unique mother-daughter story.

Director Grant Sputore commented: “It is a privilege to welcome Hilary Swank to our film. She is a remarkable performer who always brings tremendous commitment and honesty to the screen. I’m excited about the journey ahead with Hilary and the talented Clara Rugaard.”
Based on an original concept by director Grant Sputore and screenwriter Michael Lloyd Green, I AM MOTHER tells the story of a lonely teenage girl, ‘Daughter’ (Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans raised by ‘Mother’ – a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind. But their unique bond is threatened when a blood-drenched woman (Swank) inexplicably arrives, calling into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world – and her Mother’s intentions.

I AM MOTHER is an Australian production financed by Hercules Film Investments with major investment from Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation in association with Adelaide Film Festival, Screenwest, Lotterywest, Fin VFX, Blockhead and Kojo.

Principal photography recently commenced at South Australia’s Adelaide Studios.

Read full media release here. 

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