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The Daughter

Anna Torv’s Aussie film “The Daughter” premiered June 4th at the Sydney Film Festival. The film is inspired by writer/director Simon Stone’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s stage play “The Wild Duck”. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, with Odessa Young and Sam Neill. Reviews are starting to trickle in and thus far most are very positive. Check them all out below.

Screen Daily Review
Graffiti with Punctuation Review
Honi Soit Review
THR Review
Iris Review
The Guardian Review
DailyReview Review
4:3 Film Review
The Sydney Morning Herald Review

The entire cast seems to be getting very strong praise based on early feedback. We’re really looking forward to seeing Anna’s role in this film! “The Daughter” opens wide in Australia on September 10th, 2015 and is expected to get an international release soon afterwards.

Stephanie wraps filming

11192746_1382801922048769_1206285513_nAccording to SSNInsider, Anna Torv’s upcoming indie horror film “Stephanie” wrapped filming on May 8th. Universal will distribute the film, which is being produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One.

Update (5/22): While most of the actors wrapped filming earlier this month, “Stephanie” Executive Producer Nate Matteson confirmed that the film officially wrapped today.

The Daughter World Premiere

There have been several articles this morning providing updates on Anna Torv’s upcoming Aussie film “The Daughter”. According to THR, the film will have its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival. “The Daughter” is one of 12 films which will be competing for the Sydney Film Festival’s prestigious Sydney Film Prize.

For those near Sydney, tickets can now be purcahsed via the Sydney Film Festival website for June 4-5 showings at State Theatre. The SFF website also provides a detailed synopsis of the film. It would appear that Anna Torv has a small role.

The Daughter Poster“Simon Stone’s auspicious feature film debut, inspired by his award-winning adaptation of The Wild Duck, brings together a magnificent cast in a heartrending drama about two intertwined families. Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home, after a long absence, for his father Henry’s lavish wedding to a much younger woman. Henry (Geoffrey Rush) is the owner of the local timber mill, which he is closing down, causing much hardship in the area. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), an employee at the timber mill who is now out of a job. He begins to bond with Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill and starts piecing together a puzzle that will have devastating consequences. Stone fully formed characters. It is about a daughter, but also about fathers and sons, and an intergenerational meshing linked to class and sex. This is the sort of serious, emotional drama of which we see far too little, featuring brilliant actors at the height of their powers.” -SFF

Michael Cerveris on Reddit

Michael Cerveris did a Q&A today on his Reddit AMA. He offers insightful thoughts on a variety of topics including his stage work, the ending of “Fringe”, and his interaction with other “Fringe” alumni including Anna Torv.


She’s back!

StephanieFrank Grillo just offered a tease for his new psychic rage horror film “Stephanie” with a photo of co-star Anna Torv! The film is currently in production in Los Angeles.

Deadline Gallipoli’s haunting opening

Deadline.Gallipoli.Part.1.720p.HDTV.x264.Hector.mp4-2015-04-22-22h02m13s604Anna Torv’s “Deadline Gallipoli” miniseries premiered this week in Australia and we’d highly recommend giving it a look! While her role is small, Anna has tremendous screen presence as Lady Gwendoline. One obscure detail we loved about the miniseries was its beautiful open credit sequence. The opening song is “Breath” by David Bridie, a musician from Melbourne, Australia. The theme song was originally released on the album “Act of Free Will” (September 5, 2000). You can listen to the full track below.

An evening with director Jim Lounsbury and Love is Now

10425082_10152723816226839_517218574579595915_nSubject13Fringe — ATV’s admin, had the pleasure of interviewing “Love Is Now” director Jim Lounsbury on April 19th at the Arizona International Film Festival. You can read about her experience below.



Last night was interesting to say the least.

A friend and I had shown up about 30 minutes early to the 6pm show of Arizona International Film Fest, not sure what to expect and hoping to secure good seats to one of only two screenings of Love is Now in the United States. We had our tickets in hand and as we were perusing the walls of the “historic” and aptly named ‘The Screening Room’, the doors happen to open and none other than Jim Lounsbury himself comes strolling out. Immediately I smile (resisting the urge to completely geek out on a nuclear level) and after introductions and a few “I think I remember you from Twitter” mentions, and a “You’ve already seen the film?” and my shy reply of “Yes but don’t ask me how.”, he laughs and we take a few pics before he has to hurry off to finish preparing for the screening, leaving me in shock and a total state of excitement I didn’t think I could possibly achieve.

The film itself? Still as fantastic as the first three times I had seen it, only now in glorious HD and seeing Anna Torv up there where she belongs on the big screen fills you with a certain sense of pride.

After the film, the emotional journey that comes with it and a long series of well deserved applause, the Q&A commences in which Jim Lounsbury and Sam Eather are fielding questions left and right with nothing but totally honesty. Anna was briefly mentioned during one general question from the audience.

Casting choices

“When I was writing the script I needed a leading man that wasn’t your traditional leading man … Eamon just kept coming to mind … He was the first person I sent the script to … His agent, Trish, who was also really supportive in the film, she became a huge advocate. Trish liked the script and she also rep’ed Claire and Anna Torv so she kept pushing them towards us.” —JL

Finally it was my turn to get a few answers of my own…


On naming Anna Torv’s character Virginia Grey and the possible nod to AT’s role in The Pacific:

“[laughs] You know what? Maybe that’s my subconscious, because I’ve seen her in The Pacific … I don’t know. That wasn’t an easter egg … A really good actress friend of mine is Vanessa Grey and she helped us out with a lot of stuff and I think at the time we were doing that, I put down the name Grey, thinking of her.” -JL


On DVD release in the US and the deleted bathroom scene that had been capped during post-production, seen HERE

“I don’t know, is the answer, we will be releasing in the States, but as to what the special features will be on the US DVD, I don’t know yet … We actually did want to put some deleted scenes in, but because of the time turnaround for this and with what Universal was saying… I don’t know.” —JL

“…But I mean, most of the deleted scenes are actually Anna Torv scenes. There was a whole story there. But yeah, there just wasn’t time.” —SE


Ouch right? But who knows what the future has in store and maybe some day we can see those deleted scenes. (Hint, hint. Right, Jim?) In the mean time, if you’ve still yet to see Love is Now, treat yourself. You deserve it. The movie deserves it. Anna Torv deserves it.

Perhaps the best I can say is, the film is still amazing and made even better getting to meet these guys who were two of the most down to earth people I have ever met. And I sincerely appreciate their outward acceptance of this devoted little Torvette and their dedication to such a good film. Thanks for an evening I won’t soon forget, you guys.


— Kaela.

You can listen to my full little Q&A session with the guys below or download the audio HERE