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Australian rom-com, I MET A GIRL, coming to Netflix

Brenton Thwaites - I Met a Girl
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I Met a Girl (image – Netflix)

Devon (Brenton Thwaites) an aspiring musician living with schizophrenia, who always relies on his older brother, Nick (Joel Jackson) to care for him. That is, until Devon meets a mysterious girl, Lucy (Lily Sullivan) and falls madly in love. However, when she suddenly vanishes, leaving behind a note to meet her on the other side of the country, he impulsively embarks on an epic journey to find her.  Meanwhile, Nick, who thinks that Lucy is all in Devon’s head, sets off to rescue him.

The Aussie film stars Brenton Thwaites (Titans, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Home and Away), Lily Sullivan (Jungle, Picnic at Hanging Rock), Joel Jackson (Safe Harbour, Jungle), Zahra Newman (Long Story Short, Diary of an Uber Driver), and Peter Rowsthorn (Kath and Kim); and is directed by Luke Eve (Cancelled, High Life, Low Life).

Released in the US in September 2020, the it will now be making it’s way to Netflix in Australia and New Zealand. With major production investment from Screen Australia, it was financed with support from Screen NSW and Soundfirm.

Producer, Adam Dolman said;

“At a time when many of us have felt fearful and isolated, this film feels like the perfect antidote that celebrates the bonds of family and the power of self belief while spotlighting a character dealing with a very unpredictable mental health condition in a way that’s rarely been explored.  We can’t wait for audiences to fall in love with Devon (Brenton Thwaites) as much as we did.”

Screen Australia’s Head of Content, Sally Caplan said;

“I Met A Girl is a fresh romantic drama that delves into the complexities of mental illness with heart and humour, in a moving story that’s ultimately about the power of love. This is an impressive feature debut from talented director Luke Eve and with engaging performances from Brenton Thwaites and Lily Sullivan, I’m confident it will resonate with viewers across Australian and New Zealand on Netflix.”

Netflix will release the film in Australia and New Zealand on 2 April, 2021

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