News 27.10.20

VALE HELEN REDDY: 1941-2020



Australian trailblazer, singer-songwriter Helen Reddy whose recently released biopic screened first at TIFF 2019 sadly passed away on September 29, aged 78.

She will forever be remembered for her fearlessness, talent, compassion and writing the defining anthem of the 1970s feminist movement, I Am Woman.

The Melbourne-born singer won a Grammy award for the hit song and continued to enjoy success with other pop tracks including ‘Delta Dawn’, ‘Angie Baby’, ‘Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)’ and ‘Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady’.

Her inspiring journey from arriving in New York as a 24-year-old single mother with only $230 in her pocket to becoming a chart-topping recording artist in the 1970s has been immortalised in the empowering 2020 film I Am Woman.

Australian director Unjoo Moon’s great passion and respect for the singer was reignited after a chance encounter with Reddy at an LA gala. From there, Moon began the development of the film with Goalpost Pictures. I Am Woman was lauded by international critics at the world premiere of the film at TIFF 2019 and features a breakout performance from Australian newcomer Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

I Am Woman celebrates the legacy of Reddy and can be viewed on Australia’s leading streaming service Stan and in select US theatres, virtual cinemas through Kino Marquee, digital platforms and video on demand.

Watch the trailer:

Ausfilm members involved in I Am Woman include: Screen Australia, South Australian Film CorporationCutting EdgeFox Studios Australia and Trackdown. Screen NSW provided financial assistance for I Am Woman.