Transmission Films has revealed the first look trailer and poster for the upcoming film I AM WOMAN about the rise to international fame of Australian singing superstar Helen Reddy who empowered a generation of women to fight for change.
Helen arrived in New York in 1966, virtually broke and a single mother of a toddler, before she went on to become one of the most successful recording artists of her generation. She wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s.
A film for our times, I Am Woman is a story of fearless ambition and passion, about a woman who led the way for other women seeking equality by smashing societal norms to become the international singing superstar she always dreamed of being.
Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai, 52 Tuesdays) stars as Helen Reddy and she is joined in the cast by Evan Peters (American Animals, X Men,Deadpool 2), who plays Helen’s legendary manager and husband Jeff Wald, and Danielle Macdonald (Skin, Patti Cake$, Bird Box, Dumplin’) as the legendary rock journalist Lilian Roxon and Helen’s friend.
I Am Woman is directed by Unjoo Moon (The Zen of Bennett), produced by Goalpost Pictures’ Rosemary Blight (The Sapphires, Top End Wedding) and Unjoo Moon, and is written by Emma Jensen (Mary Shelley).
“We’re beyond delighted to reveal this first look at I AM WOMAN. Tilda Cobham-Hervey – breath taking as Helen Reddy – is a revelation in this role, confirming that she is a star of the now, rather than the future. Unjoo Moon has given us a film of great emotion, scale and contemporary resonance. We can’t wait for Australian audiences to enjoy this incredible true story of an Australian icon who conquered the world,” said Andrew Mackie from Transmission Films.
I Am Woman will be released in cinemas across Australia on 21 May 21 2020.