Netflix has acquired the North American rights to I AM MOTHER, from director Grant Sputore in his feature film debut, out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival after previously locking several international territories. The film is written by Michael Lloyd Green, based on the story by Grant Sputore and Michael Lloyd Green.
The film stars two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby), up-and-comer Clara Rugaard (Teen Spirit, Good Favour), and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Rose Byrne (Instant Family, X-Men: Apocalypse).
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 intention.
As for the design of the robots depicted in the film, they have been created by the special effects team at WETA Workship (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.