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May 10, 2016

Soda Pictures acquires Never Steady, Never Still


Jordan Pinto / Playback

Thunderbird Films-owned distributor Soda Pictures has picked up the distribution rights to Kathleen Hepburn’s Never Steady, Never Still in the U.K. and Canada.

The acquisition makes Never Steady the first Canadian film to be picked up by Soda.

Production on the feature is set to resume in Fort St. James, B.C. later this month, after the cast and crews completed an initial filming stint in northern B.C. this past winter.

The feature-length film is written and directed by Hepburn, who adapted it from her VIFF-award-winning short film of the same name.

Never Steady is set against the backdrop of Alberta’s oil field work camps and stars Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting), Théodore Pellerin (Les Demon), Mary Galloway (Fire Song), Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest) and Lorne Cardinal (Insomnia). The film examines the relationship between a mother and son, as Judy (played by Henderson) copes with advanced Parkinson’s disease, while Jamie (Pellerin) deals with his sexual identity.

Thunderbird acquired London-based Soda in September 2014. Other recent acquisitions recently made by Soda include Zeresenay Berhane Mehari’s Difret, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise and Alice Winocour’s Disorder.