Netflix recently dropped the first trailer for I Am Mother in the US. Rose Byrne voices the robot in SA-made film in this fantastic film. Grant Sputore directed it, and about 90 percent of the project was filmed at the South Australian Film Corporation’s Adelaide Studios in Glenside, with most of the visual effects work completed by Rising Sun Pictures.
This was shown as a work-in-progress at last year’s Adelaide Film Festival. It premiered at Sundance in the US in January, but it will not be available on Netflix in Australia yet and doesn’t hit local cinema screens until July 18. It will be available on 7 June and then a month before its Australian cinema release.
Rose Byrne voices the robot, which was created by New Zealand’s WETA Workshop, who is known for its work on Avatar and The Lord of The Rings.
It is set in a bunker after the event that wiped out humanity, Mother has been put in charge of 63,000 human embryos, and she selects one “Daughter” which is played by young Danish actor Clara Rugaard. Her job is to harvest and raise.
But, both the Mother and Daughter’s way of life is changed when a stranger who is played by actress Hilary Swank arrives at the bunker.