by Sophie Hyde


Original TitleAnimals
DirectorSophie Hyde
CastHolliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy, Amy Molloy
Duration109 min

About the director

Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde is one of the founders and co-directors of Closer Productions, based in Adelaide, South Australia. She works as a director and Producer making provocative and intimate drama and documentary work. Her work has been shown in numerous compilations and screened on TV, in galleries and festivals around the world, including Sundance, Museum of Modern Art NY, The National Portrait Gallery Australia, Uppsala, Cork Film Festival, Palm Springs, Torino, Frameline, Cinedans, Montreal and Melbourne festivals Documentaries include BITTERSWEET FREEDOM (Director), OK, LET’S TALK ABOUT ME (Writer/Director/Producer), BEYOND BELIEFS (Writer/Director/Producer) IQ One World Award 2009, RISKING IT ALL: INITIAL D (Director), Stunt Love (Executive Producer) and Shut Up Little Man! An Ausio Misdadventure (Producer), which premiered at Sundance 2011 and will be released theatrically in the USA, Canada and Australia in 2011/2012. She has won numerous awards for her short films including Sydney Mardi Gras Best Short Film and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker Award and Audience Choice Award for MY LAST TEN HOURS WITH YOU (Director), Best Experimental Short at the 2009 Melbourne International Film Festival, ATOM Awards 2009, Brooklyn Film Festival 2010 and Best Work at Reeldance Awards 2010 for the short dance triptych NECESSARY GAMES (Driector/Producer), with Restless Dance Theatre and Best Director award at the World of Women Film Festival for ELEPHANTIASIS.


After a decade of partying, Laura and Tyler’s friendship is strained when Laura falls in love. But what is really stopping her from fulfilling her dreams? Some friendships are wild at heart.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Emma Jane Unsworth


Produced by Sarah Brocklehurst, Cormac Fox
Music by Zoë Barry, Jed Palmer
Cinematography by Bryan Mason
Film Editing by Bryan Mason
Casting By Shaheen Baig
Production Design by Louise Mathews
Costume Design by Renate Henschke

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