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Swan Song

Swan Song is a 2021 American science fiction romantic drama film written and directed by Benjamin Cleary and produced by Mahershala Ali, Rebecca Bourke and Jonathan King. The film stars Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Glenn Close, and Adam Beach.

Set in the near future, Swan Song is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cam grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined. Swan Song explores how far we will go, and how much we’re willing to sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people we love.


Directed by Benjamin Cleary
Written by Benjamin Cleary
Produced by Mahershala Ali, Rebecca Bourke, Jonathan King, Jacob Perlin, Adam Shulman, Mimi Valdés
Starring Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Glenn Close
Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi
Edited by Nathan Nugent
Music by Jay Wadley


Released in select cinemas and on Apple TV+ on December 17, 2021.

Awards & Recognition

BAFTA Film Award, Best Leading Actor – NOMINEE
Black Reel Awards, Outstanding Actor – NOMINEE
Critics Choice Award, Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie, Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie – NOMINEE
Golden Globes, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama – NOMINEE
Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, Hollywood, Screenwriting – WINNER
Image Awards (NAACP) Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture – NOMINEE
Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Film, Best Script – Film, Best Director – Film, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects – NOMINEE
Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Sound – WINNER