Sophia Takal’s Always Shine Gets Poster, Trailer Reveal


Sophia Takal’s Award-Winning Thriller Always Shine, Director: Sophia Takal Writer: Lawrence Michael Levine Always Shine

Sophia Takal, Director:
Writer: Lawrence Michael Levine
Release Date:  December 2, 2016
Release Format: Cinemas
MPAA Rating: N/A
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 1h 25min

Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet inevitable confrontation, changing both of their lives…forever.

Independent Film Festival of Boston 2016

Special Jury Prize Narrative Feature
Sophia Takal

Montclair Film Festival (MFF) 2016

Special Jury Prize Narrative Feature
Sophia Takal for direction.
Narrative Feature Competition Sophia Takal

Tribeca Film Festival 2016

Jury Award Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature
Mackenzie Davis
Jury Award Best U.S. Narrative Feature
Sophia Takal

 “For the unapologetic, fierce, brave, compelling, and vulnerable portrayal.”

Jury Comment for Jury Award Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature


Released Earlier this week is the new trailer and poster art for the upcoming Thriller, Always Shine. The trailer runs under two minutes in length. Intimate details are avoided while providing enough information on the main character. In Always Shine Mackenzie Davis portrays the role of Anna and Caitlin FitzGerald portrays Beth.

Based on the footage Always Shine may involve a premise on Dissociative Identity Disorder.  To cement this hypothesis are the imagery shown on the Always Shine movie posters.

Featured in the new artwork are two mirrors each bearing the reflection of the character. The interpretation finds substance as a dual personality. In the first version of the poster, a torn overlaying image reveals a portrait below. Once again this hints of a dual character narrative. Of course, this is a personal deduction on what the film may propose.

Whatever the plot may offer, its evident Lawrence Michael Levine penned an intriguing script.

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