?Unless? starring Oscar nominee Catherine Keener now in production

?Unless? starring Oscar nominee Catherine Keener now in production

 

Unless

Premiere Capital are pleased to announce principal photography has begun on the film adaptation for Carol Shields? last award-winning novel ?Unless?.

The Irish-Canadian co-production between Subotica Entertainment and Sienna Films is currently shooting in Toronto, Canada and being directed by Irish director Alan Gilsenan.

Oscar nominee Catherine Keener plays the lead role of Reta Winters, a 44 year old writer and translator who lives in a comfortable, middle-class world with an ordinary, functioning family.

The film follows Reta as she struggles to come to terms with the inexplicable choice that her eldest daughter, Norah (Hannah Gross) has made by deciding to drop out of college. She is found living on the street with a cardboard sign affixed to her chest that reads ?Goodness?. The film is about the dramatic changes that happen as Reta tries to confront the thorny issues of love, morality and accountability.

Additional Cast: Matt Craven, Chloe Rose, Abigail Winter, Martha Henry and Hanna Schygulla.

Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny will produce for Sienna Films and Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O?Sullivan of Subotica.

The film is expected to be delivered in September 2015.

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