Tammy’s Always Dying


85 minutes – Dark Comedy
Festival release date: September 2019 (TIFF, Toronto)
Release date: May 1, 2020
Production companies: JA Productions, Plainspeak Pictures, Prospero Pictures
Canadian distributor: Acute Film Distribution, The Wonderfilm Media Corporation

Tammy’s Always Dying is a dark comedy that follows 35-year-old Catherine (Anastasia Phillips), as she has to talk her charismatic yet self-destructive mother Tammy (Felicity Huffman) off the ledge of the same bridge every month when the welfare money runs out. But when Tammy is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Catherine’s role as caregiver intensifies. Growing more and more isolated, Catherine turns to a glamorous agent, who suggests that Catherine sell the only interesting thing about herself – her miserable life story. Caught between an enabling mother-daughter relationship and talk show attention, Catherine begins to view her mother’s death as her only way out. The only problem is, Tammy just won’t die.

Shot on location in Hamilton, Ontario, Tammy’s Always Dying wrapped principal photography in early December 2018. It was selected to have its World Premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section at TIFF 2019.

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Jessica Adams

Executive Producer:

Andrew Bell
Joannie Burstein
Felicity Huffman
Amy Jo Johnson
Martin Katz
Berry Meyerowitz
Drew Ryce
Jeff Sackman
James Shavick
Karen Wookey


Harry Cherniak

Associate Producer:

Kristina Wong

Line Producer:

Lori Fischburg


Amy Jo Johnson


Joanne Sarazen


Daniel Grant


Bryan Atkinson

Production Designer:

Marian Wihak

Art Director:

Ashley Lynn James
Mark Forler (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Crystal Silden

Cast: Roles:

Felicity Huffman
Anastasia Phillips
Clark Johnson
Aaron Ashmore
Kristian Bruun
Lauren Holly
Jessica Greco
Philip Williams
Olunike Adeliyi
Ali Hassan
Tara Nicodemo
Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves
Jocelyne Zucco
Sarah Hillier
Shelby Bain
Chloe Hewitt

Tammy MacDonald
Catherine MacDonald
Reggie Seamus
Ilana Wiseman
Kelly Seamus
Old Man Mike
Gordon Baker
Linda Black
Doctor Miller
Doreen Seamus
Pregnant Teenager
Young Catherine