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After a decade of partying, Laura and Tyler's friendship is strained by Laura’s new love and her focus on her novel. A snapshot of a modern woman with competing desires, at once a celebration of female friendship and an examination of the choices we make when facing a crossroads.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Sophie Hyde
Writers
Emma Jane Unsworth
Producer
Rebecca Summerton  Sarah Brocklehurst  Cormac Fox  Sophie Hyde
Dir. of Photography
Bryan Mason
Composer
Zoe Barry  Jed Palmer
Editor
Bryan Mason
Production Designer
Louise Mathews
Cast
Holliday Grainger - Alia Shawkat
Production Completion
2018
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Co-Production
Australia/Ireland Co-Production
Production Company
Closer Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Bonsai Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
Cornerstone Films

Screen Australia Supported

  • Development support
  • Production support

Screen News

Animals: behind the scenes

Animals director/producer Sophie Hyde describes the process of adapting Emma Jane Unsworth’s novel of the same name to the screen.

11 Sep 2019
By Scott Gillies
Australian Female Filmmakers

A tale of two Co-Pros

The Australian producers of Animals and The Australian Dream share their Official Co-production experience.

03 Sep 2019
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Official Co-productions

Media Releases

Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat star in Sophie Hyde’s Animals

Award-winning director Sophie Hyde is helming a feature adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth’s best-selling novel Animals, an unconventional comedy starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat.

22 Mar 2018