The Swearing Jar

Watch on CRAVE in Canada!

Now on Starz and VOD in the US!

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Kate lovingly takes us on Carey’s journey as she feels her way through to her present situation – while letting us into Carey’s state of mind by giving us the insight of her past. 

– Lindsay MacKay

This beautiful script makes me cry every time I read it, and has stuck with me since my very first encounter. The Swearing Jar truly speaks to me. 

– Jane Loughman

The Swearing Jar is Carey’s story: a high-school music teacher who throws a birthday concert for her husband, Simon, which rekindles reminiscences of their past. Through comedy, music and memory, we follow the story of Carey and Simon’s relationship, the birth of their child… and the lie that threatens to f*&k it all up! 

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Original songs spark the film’s shifting timelines and subtle merging of our heroine’s past and present love affairs, in spectacular and moving ways. 


Adelaide Clemens, Douglas Smith, with Patrick J. Adams, and Kathleen Turner

Written by

Kate Hewlett

Directed by

Lindsay MacKay

Produced by

Jane Loughman with Kyle Bornais & Tony Wosk

Featured in Variety and Playback!

Originally a theatre production, now adapted into a feature length screenplay, The Swearing Jar was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Writer’s Lab, supported by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & Oprah Winfrey.

The producers are grateful for the generous development and production support of Telefilm, Ontario Creates, the Harold Greenburg Fund, and Crave.