Taryn Manning Coming-of-Age Drama ‘Light Beneath Their Feet’ Gets Release Date

Emerging Pictures will release coming-of-age drama “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” starring Taryn Manning of “Orange Is the New Black,” in up to 15 theatrical markets in North America on May 6.

Madison Davenport, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson and Carter Jenkins also star. “A Light Beneath Their Feet” marks Valerie Weiss’ second feature, directing from an original screenplay by Moira McMahon.

Manning plays a mother wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Her dedicated daughter has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path.

Several mental health organizations, such as Glenn Close’s Bring Change 2 Mind, will be supporting and promoting the film through screenings and outreach to the mental health community.

“‘A Light Beneath Their Feet’ is one of those rare opportunities to work on a project that is both entertaining and has an important message,” said Emerging Pictures’ Exec VP Ryan Nadel.

The film won the audience award at the Mill Valley Film Festival and played at the Chicago International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival and Heartland Film Festival.

“A Light Beneath Their Feet” is produced by Jeffrey Loeb and Robert Johnson of Phd Productions. Valerie Weis and Moira McMahon are executive producers.

Recent releases from Emerging Pictures include “Soaked in Bleach,” “I Am Chris Farley,” “Intrepido” and “You’ve Been Trumped.”

More Film

  • Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell in

    Film News Roundup: Sony Opening Crime Thriller 'Superfly' Two Days Earlier

    Emerging Pictures will release coming-of-age drama “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” starring Taryn Manning of “Orange Is the New Black,” in up to 15 theatrical markets in North America on May 6. Madison Davenport, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson and Carter Jenkins also star. “A Light Beneath Their Feet” marks Valerie Weiss’ […]

  • The Dead and the Others Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Dead and the Others'

    Emerging Pictures will release coming-of-age drama “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” starring Taryn Manning of “Orange Is the New Black,” in up to 15 theatrical markets in North America on May 6. Madison Davenport, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson and Carter Jenkins also star. “A Light Beneath Their Feet” marks Valerie Weiss’ […]

  • Transilvania Film Fest Raises Curtain on

    Transilvania Film Festival Raises Curtain on 17th Edition

    Emerging Pictures will release coming-of-age drama “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” starring Taryn Manning of “Orange Is the New Black,” in up to 15 theatrical markets in North America on May 6. Madison Davenport, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson and Carter Jenkins also star. “A Light Beneath Their Feet” marks Valerie Weiss’ […]

  • 'The Division' Director on Breaking the

    'The Division' Director David Leitch on Breaking the Video Game Movie Curse

    Emerging Pictures will release coming-of-age drama “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” starring Taryn Manning of “Orange Is the New Black,” in up to 15 theatrical markets in North America on May 6. Madison Davenport, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson and Carter Jenkins also star. “A Light Beneath Their Feet” marks Valerie Weiss’ […]

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Slides to Another Record Low

    Emerging Pictures will release coming-of-age drama “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” starring Taryn Manning of “Orange Is the New Black,” in up to 15 theatrical markets in North America on May 6. Madison Davenport, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson and Carter Jenkins also star. “A Light Beneath Their Feet” marks Valerie Weiss’ […]

  • Happytime Murders

    'Sesame Street' Creators Sue STX Entertainment Over Marketing for 'The Happytime Murders'

    Emerging Pictures will release coming-of-age drama “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” starring Taryn Manning of “Orange Is the New Black,” in up to 15 theatrical markets in North America on May 6. Madison Davenport, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson and Carter Jenkins also star. “A Light Beneath Their Feet” marks Valerie Weiss’ […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content