| 4 minutes | 2017
In a remote northern valley of Nova Scotia, a camera travels down a river towards an 80-foot waterfall.
Ashley McKenzie is from Cape Breton Island, Canada. Her debut feature film Werewolf was made there with an entirely local cast. Werewolf had its world premiere at TIFF, won the Grand Prix Focus QC/Canada at Festival du nouveau cinema, and was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Features by TIFF. Ashley writes and directs films that blend formalism with gritty realism. Her award-winning short films include 4 Quarters (2015), Stray (2013), When You Sleep (2012), and Rhonda’s Party (2010). She formed Grassfire Films in 2011 with lifelong best friend and producer, Nelson MacDonald.
Werewolf (2016, 80 minutes)4 Quarters (2015, 14 minutes)Stray (2014, 14 minutes)
An electoral campaign in 1974. A candidate’s frozen smile. A son takes his father’s place and discovers a family resemblance.
CANADA , Quebec | 4 minutes | 2017
In the 15 minutes following a difficult match, the soul-searching of a boxer who will never be a contender.
Through languid drifts across the details of Lola’s bedroom, a secret language is revealed.
CANADA , Quebec , United States | 4 minutes | 2017
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