The 2017 Nickel Summer Roadshow is an annual tour of films from the most recent festival. This year, we present several award winning local features and shorts from the June festival in partnership with incredible venues across the island.
RIVERHEAD, a film written & directed by Justin Oakey, sold out its opening night screening at the festival. It plays with Jenina MacGillivray's comedy short, THE TOUR.
About the films:
Community patriarch Patrick Whelan is drawn into a violent blood feud when two brothers return home to their outport community. Determined to breathe new life into the bitter rivalry started by their father, Riverhead is gripping crime drama, born from the clashes between Catholics and Protestants in rural Newfoundland.
Local filmmaker Justin Oakey’s first feature received acting nominations for both Larry Barry and Evan Mercer in the recent Canadian Screen Awards. Following on his success with the shorts Flankers and The World is Burning, we’re delighted to screen his local festival debut.
Director, Writer: Justin Oakey • Producers: Justin Oakey, Brad Gover • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 1H 29 Mins
An unlucky in love tour guide takes her unsuspecting and rather disinterested passengers down a (hilarious) road less travelled. Deftly navigating the streets of St. John’s with romance, drama, and dark humour, this short features a highly entertaining performance by Willow Kean, who along with a busload of supporting characters, will have you signing up for the next guided tour. Winner of the 2016 RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award.
Director & Writer: Jenina MacGillivray • Producer: Ruth Lawrence • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 7 Mins
In St. Jacques, we will also show:
A gentle story of independence and loss. As an elderly widow finishes packing up her home with her daughter, she reflects on her life, its final chapter, and the regrets she feels about her late husband. Crocuses was the winner of the (2015) RBC Michelle Jackson Award. One of a pair of stunning films that marked Nolan’s 2016 directorial debut.
Director & Writer: Wanda Nolan • Producer: Latonia Hartery • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 7 Mins
THU, AUG 10, 8 pm, South Coast Arts Festival, St. Jacques Rec Centre
TUE, AUG 15, 8 pm, Rotary Arts Centre, Corner Brook
Admission is by donation (suggested minimum $8)