I Am Woman starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald, to World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

The major new Australian feature film tells the story of Australian singing superstar Helen Reddy, will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film has been selected to open the Festival’s prestigious Special Presentation section.

I Am Woman is the story of Helen Reddy who, in 1966, landed in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. Within weeks she was broke. Five years later she was one of the biggest superstars of her time, the first ever Australian to win a Grammy for best Pop Vocal Performance and an icon of the 1970’s feminist movement. Helen wrote the anthem, ‘I Am Woman’, which galvanized a generation of women to fight for change.

Two of Australia’s most exciting young international stars, Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai) and Danielle Macdonald (PattiCake$), headline the film. Tilda plays Helen Reddy in a magnetic performance that will establish her as a major star; with Danielle Macdonald as her friend, the legendary Australian rock journalist Lillian Roxon. Evan Peters (American Horror Story, X-Men, American Animals) also stars as Helen’s mercurial husband and manager, Jeff Wald.

I Am Woman was filmed in Sydney and Los Angeles, and is the dramatic feature directorial debut of LA-based Australian director Unjoo Moon (The Zen of Bennett). The cinematographer is Academy-Awardâ-winner Dion Beebe (Memoirs of A Geisha, Chicago). Producer is Goalpost Pictures’ Rosemary Blight (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires). Transmission will distribute the film in Australia and New Zealand.

I Am Woman is a Goalpost Pictures Production in association with Deep Blue Pacific with principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Westend Films and Create NSW. Financed with support from the Goodship Women’s Fund.