‘I Am Mother’: Netflix Movie Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Sci-fi films on Netflix have a very intriguing reputation, especially the Originals. While not all of the films have garnered huge success, nevertheless they are enjoyable to just sit back and watch. One such film we’ve been looking forward to the release of is I Am Mother, starring Hilary Swank. We have all the information you need to know on the upcoming release of I Am Mother, including the Netflix release date, plot, cast & trailer.

I Am Mother is an upcoming Australian-American Netflix Original sci-fi film. The screenplay for the film was written by Michael Lloyd Green, who previously worked on two short films in the late noughties, therefore I Am Mother is the first feature-length film by the screenplay. Aspiring director Grant Sputore has been given his first feature-length film to direct. The most notable names attached to the film are actresses Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne.

What is the plot of I Am Mother?

In the aftermath of a global extinction that wiped humanity from the face of the Earth, a teenage girl is being raised in an underground facility. Attending to her is ‘Mother’ a robot whose function is to help assist the re-population of Earth. But when a blood-drenched woman arrives unexpectedly, the nature of Mother is called into question as the teenage girl begins to wonder what other lies of the outside world she has been told. As her curiosity leads her to question Mother her true nature is revealed along with the greater mission the robot has been tasked with.

Who is in the cast of I Am Mother?

The cast of I Am Mother is very small and only consists of a handful of actors. The following actors have been confirmed to star in I Am Mother:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Mother (Voice) Rose Byrne Spy | Insidious | Bridesmaids
Woman Hilary Swank Boys Don’t Cry | P.S I Love You | Million Dollar Baby
Daughter Clara Ruugard Still Star Crossed | Teen Spirit | Good Favour
Mother (Body) Luke Hawker Krampus | Spectral | King Kong
Child Tahlia Sturzaker *Debuting*
Brother Jacob Nolan *Debuting*
Toddler Hazel Sandery *Debuting*
Toddler Summer Lenton *Debuting*
Infant Maddie Lenton *Debuting*


Images/Stills for I Am Mother?

There aren’t many images of the film itself released by Netflix. Most of the media that have been released is that of the cast and crew of film’s premiere at the Sundance Festival.


Photos by Rich Polk – © 2019 Getty Images – Image courtesy gettyimages.com

When and where did production take place for I Am Mother?

For a film that’s only receiving its distribution in the Summer of 2019 many will be surprised to know that filming began in the Fall of 2017.

Filming began on the 14th of October and concluded on the 3rd of January 2018. Due to the special effects of the film, post-production lasted around 6 months concluding on the 3rd of July 2018.

Filming took place in Adelaide, Australia at the Adelaide Studios. Production was carried out by The Penguin Empire.

What is the run time for I Am Mother?

I Am Mother has a run time of 115 minutes. Not too long and not too short!

When is the release date?

I Am Mother will be coming to Netflix on June 7th, 2019.

The Original film has already debuted in 2019. At the Sundance Film Festival on the 25th of January, I Am Mother made its debut.

Will I Am Mother stream in my region?

Only selected regions will have access to I Am Mother. Currently, we know all the territories in North America. We can expect the film to be distributed in most European countries. As the film will be released theatrically in July in Australia and New Zealand, I Am Mother will not be available in those regions.

The following table below shows the times I Am Mother will be available to stream in the different regions across the world:

Time Zone Time available to stream
Pacific Standard Time 12:00 AM
Mountain Standard Time 1:00 AM
Central Standard Time 2:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time 3:00 AM
British Summer Time 8:00 AM
Central European Time 9:00 AM
Eastern European Time 10:00 AM
India Standard Time 12:30 PM
Japan Standard Time 16:00 PM
Australian Eastern Time 18:00 PM
New Zealand Day Light Time 20:00 PM

Please Note: Netflix releases all of their latest titles at midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time). 

What’s the reception for I Am Mother so far?

The critics’ response has been a mixed bag, depending on which site you’re looking at.

At the time of writing on Rotten Tomatoes, I Am Mother has a fresh rating of 86% from 21 reviews. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, the result is less than flattering with only a rating of 56%.

IMDb currently has a rating of 6.2 out of 10. As anyone can submit a rating to IMDb it’s always best to take the rating with a pinch of salt.

Are you looking forward to the release of I Am Mother? Let us know in the comments below!