Apple Original Films announced the award-winning film “CODA” which is set to debut in theaters and on Apple TV+ on August 13, 2021. Vendome Pictures and Pathé are producing “CODA,” with Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger, and Jérôme Seydoux serving as producers, as well as Ardavan Safaee and Sarah Borch-Jacobsen serving as executive producers.
The film “CODA,” written and directed by Siân Heder (“Tallulah,” “Little America”), presented in the United States Dramatic Competition category at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win an unprecedented four awards: the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, the Directing Award, the Audience Award, and the Grand Jury Prize.
“CODA” stars Emilia Jones (“Locke & Key”), Eugenio Derbez (“The Casagrandes”), Troy Kotsur (“The Number 23”), Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (“Vikings”), Daniel Durant (“Switched at Birth”), Amy Forsyth (“Beautiful Boy”), Kevin Chapman (“City on a Hill”) and Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin (“Children of a Lesser God”), who will be serving as a presenter at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 25.
About the film “CODA”
“Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as an interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.”