Soda Springs is the crowning triumph of well-known TV and film star Jay Pickett (General Hospital, Port Charles)
and his longtime friend, writer/director/producer Michael Feifer (The Boston Strangler, Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas). Pickett and Feifer co-wrote the screenplay, while Feifer directed.
Soda Springs, shot exclusively in Idaho, offered Pickett and Feifer a chance to return to their Northwestern roots to craft a story that not only reflects a small-town lifestyle but also the rampant beauty of the rivers and mountains that Idaho prides its self on.
Eden Jackson (Pickett) has just been released after serving time for manslaughter and is returning home to a town unwilling to forgive and unwaveringly unable to forget. Eight years have gone by since he was sentenced to a jail cell and it appears that many of his old friends and colleagues would have preferred his guards had thrown away the key.
Jackson is forced to confront his past in order to claim the future that was rightfully his all those years ago, and through music and self-reflection, he sets out to make things right. Along his journey, he must care for his widowed mother and an ex-wife now married to his arch nemesis.
Though the film features Hollywood heavy hitters such as Tom Skerritt (The Other Sister, Poltergeist III) , a number of Idahoans had a hand in making this picture, including director of photography Jeffrey Smith, actor Hollis Welsh and singer/songwriters Dyrk Godby and Monte Thomas.
Audiolab's Steve Fulton served as music director, penning the film's original score and creating the soundtrack, which includes music from Pinto Bennett, Micky and the Motorcars, Travis Ward and more.
2C Entertainment and Idaho Live will be hosting the Idaho premiere of Soda Springs at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, July 30. Tickets are $10, doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m.