Proud Mother Pictures

Proud Mother produces and distributes quality film and television for international audiences. 

I AM ELEVEN is our award-winning feature length documentary directed by Genevieve Bailey.

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INTERNATIONAL RELEASE 2016 - We are thrilled to announce that I AM ELEVEN is now available for educational and community screenings all around the world. For more details visit www.iameleven.com 

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US RELEASE - I AM ELEVEN opened in US theatres September, 2014 and had a record-breaking run as one of Australia's highest grossing documentaries to be released there after over 17 months and 100 cities. We are still screening nationwide! For more details visit www.iameleven.com. You can demand the film comes to your city via our partners at Gathr Films www.iameleven.com/gathr.

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE - Record 8 month theatrical season.  Top 3 highest grossing documentaries at the Australian Box Office.  Out now on DVD & iTunes exclusively in Australia.

SWEDISH RELEASE - Hej hej. Är du i Sverige? I AM ELEVEN finns tillgänglig på DVD och streaming för skolor via Filmcentrum. För mer info, kontakta Nils-Thomas pä Film Centrum Riks. www.riks.filmcentrum.se

★★★★ Entrancing documentary. Stunning.
— NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Incredibly poignant, funny and optimistic film
— FILM INK
An inspiring and candid look at that magical moment between childhood and adolescence and a glimpse into the future.
— TODAY USA
I Am Eleven has taken off and is a triumph of self-distribution.
— THE AUSTRALIAN
Perfectly capturing that time when childhood has almost ended and adulthood not quite begun... TV programmers looking for a “Seven Up”-type winner should check it out.
— VARIETY
#1 Family Film to see in theaters this fall.
— TIME OUT NEW YORK

SYNOPSIS  

Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries. I AM ELEVEN weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world.

 

AWARDS

WINNER - Best Documentary of the Year – IF AWARDS AUSTRALIA

WINNER - Audience Award – EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL FRANCE

WINNER - Outstanding Documentary Award – NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL USA

WINNER - Audience Award – SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRASIL

WINNER - Best Documentary – EVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL SPAIN

WINNER - Audience Award – MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA

NOMINEE - Independent Spirit Award – IF AWARDS AUSTRALIA

NOMINEE - Best Documentary of the Year – FILM CRITICS of AUSTRALIA

NOMINEE - Best Documentary of the – VALLADOLID FILM FESTIVAL- SEMINCI SPAIN 

 

             Genevieve Bailey  

             Genevieve Bailey

 

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Genevieve was named as one of Australia’s ‘Top Film and TV of directors of 2012′ in the Encore and Mumbrella Annual. Melbourne Magazine also named her one of “Melbourne’s most influential, inspirational, provocative and creative people for 2011.” Genevieve Bailey's films have screened internationally at festivals and have picked up over 25 awards to date. I AM ELEVEN is her first feature documentary. 

Genevieve is the co-founder and host of doco3000 Melbourne's documentary group who present filmmaker events, screenings, development workshops and more.

Bailey is indeed a talented filmmaker to watch
— METRO MAGAZINE