Is it possible to meet your “one true love”, twice?
Producers Jane Loughman of Monkeys & Parrots, Kyle Bornais of Farpoint Films, and Tony Wosk of Middle Child Films are delighted to announce the start of principal photography on the musical romance, The Swearing Jar, starring Adelaide Clemens (Rectify, Parade’s End), Patrick J. Adams (Suits, The Right Stuff), Douglas Smith (Big Little Lies, The Alienist) and Golden Globe-winner and Oscar-nominee, Kathleen Turner (The Kominsky Method, Romancing the Stone) with David Hewlett (The Shape of Water) and Jade Ma (Zero Chill). Filming will run from May 3- May 29, 2021, in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.
The Swearing Jar is directed by Lindsay MacKay (Wet Bum) from a script by Kate Hewlett (Malory Towers) adapted from her award-winning play, and produced by Jane Loughman (All About Who You Know), Kyle Bornais (From the Vine) and Tony Wosk (Sorry For Your Loss), with Morris Ruskin (Glengarry Glen Ross) serving as Executive Producer. It is being sold worldwide by Metro Films International and released in Canada by Level Film and will start the festival circuit in Fall, 2021 with a theatrical release slated for Spring, 2022.
The Swearing Jar follows Carey, a high-school music teacher, who throws a birthday concert for her husband, Simon, which rekindles reminiscences of their past. Through comedy, music and memory, we follow the story of Carey and Simon’s relationship and the birth of their child. While it is “a rare and miraculous thing to find your one true soul mate”, Carey soon learns that finding two of them can pose an even greater problem.
“When I finished reading The Swearing Jar, I took a deep breath and immediately picked it up to read again. I was floored by the well-drawn characters and the maze of emotions that Kate Hewlett led me through while I was reading,” said Director Lindsay MacKay.
Added Producer Jane Loughman, “We are so proud to be bringing this gorgeous, relatable, musical romance to the screen. The Swearing Jar presents the perfect opportunity to produce a prestigious independent film, with huge audience appeal, incredible emotional impact, and gorgeous visual style. This film is a passion project of mine: a wonderful, meaningful script; a universally relatable story told with sensitivity, heart, and humour. I am so excited to shoot this lovely film, with such an incredibly talented team, including AFI alumna, director Lindsay MacKay; award-winning writer, Kate Hewlett; and our amazing cast: Adelaide Clemens, Douglas Smith, Patrick J. Adams and Kathleen Turner!”
Cinematography by Jordan Kennington (Goliath, Body & Bones), music composed by Tim Williams (Brightburn, We Summon the Darkness) with production design by Diana Magnus (The Invisible Man, The Middle Man), costumes by Hanna Puley (Run This Town, Octavio is Dead) and editing by Lindsay Allikas (American Woman, Through Black Spruce).