Toronto, Canada (September 14, 2012) – Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival that the company is acquiring all U.S. rights to writer/director Michael McGowan’s STILL starring Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell and Academy Award® nominee Geneviève Bujold. Both Cromwell and Bujold deliver inspired and tender performances. After decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a magnificent turn in his first lead role. Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart, Campbell Scott and Jonathan Potts round out the top-notch cast.
STILL is an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years. Based on true events and laced with wry humour, STILL tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold). Although Morrison uses the same methods his father, an accomplished shipbuilder, taught him, times have changed. He quickly gets blindsided by local building codes and bureaucratic officials. As Irene becomes increasingly ill – and amidst a series of stop-work orders – Craig races to finish the house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig takes a final stance against all odds in a truly inspirational story.
A Mulmur Feed Co. production, STILL is written and directed by Michael McGowan, produced by McGowan, Jody Colero, Tamara Deverell and Avi Federgreen, and executive produced by Richard Hanet (Score: A Hockey Musical, One Week). Production design is by Deverell (Score: A Hockey Musical, Bollywood/Hollywood), costume design by Sarah Millman (Trigger), cinematography by Brendan Steacy ((Small Town Murders), editing by Roderick Deogrades (Score: A Hockey Musical) and music supervision by Jody Colero (Take This Waltz, Score: A Hockey Musical).
Goldwyn plans a 2013 release. Paradigm sold it.