Cameras roll on Babe Nations’ first feature

The Rest of Us, starring Sophie Nelisse (pictured) and Heather Graham, is directed by Aisling Chin-Yee.

Sophie NelisseToronto’s Babe Nation Creations has started production outside Toronto on its first feature film, The Rest of Us. 

#AfterMeToo co-creator Aisling Chin-Yee (Synesthesia) makes her feature directorial debut on the film, which is written by first-time screenwriter Alanna Francis. Francis’ script was a quarter-finalists for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowship.

The film stars Heather Graham (Boogie Nights), Sophie Nélisse (pictured, The Book Thief), Jodi Balfour (The Crown) and young actress Abigail Pniowsky (Arrival). It follows a divorced woman (Graham) who threatens her already rocky relationship with her teenage daughter (Nelisse) when she invites her ex-husband’s second wife (Balfour) and daughter (Pniowsky) to move in following his unexpected death.

The Rest of Us is produced by Babe Nations’ Katie Nolan, Lindsay Tapscott and Emma Fleury, alongside William Woods of Woods Entertainment. It is executive produced by Damon D’Oliveira and Mark Gingras.

Babe Nation is a female-driven prodco dedicated to championing female voices behind and in front of the camera. The prodco’s web series Ghost BFF was picked up by digital comedy platform WhoHaha in February. 

The film received support from the The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Telefilm Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, The Movie Network, Urban Post and the Harold Greenburg Fund.