This Island

See Below:
Trailer – Music Video – Director Interview
Photos – About the film – Credits

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Download the
“This Island”
Promotional Materials

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Trailer for This Island

 

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Two Music Videos
(
both directed/edited by DC Lessoway)
from This Island:

Land of Deborah’s “Whispering”

LOD-video

“To Be Frank” by Jody Quine
(who has the role of Lisa in the film)

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Interview with the Director:
(Click here to see his reel)

 

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This Island Poster:

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Photos from This Island:

 

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About the Film
An improvised film about Daniel Robertson, 28, a lonely man, seldom talks. Home to work, to the café and hiking on weekends. Repeat. No relationships, no connections, no complications. Then, a phone call, his father died in prison and the old nightmares come. Nightmares from the memories of a night when he was 12, witnessing his mother’s death at the hands of his father. A chance meeting brings a possible love, his father’s funeral brings new family, the loss of a job sends him crashing down. Only a woman’s persistence helps him break from the isolation.

This is a self-funded, improvised film, no script, story and the actors worked hard in rehearsals to bring out the story. As for the edit, we played with the colour and sound to create a space, give life to specific objects. Someone said, at the start, the sound is muddy… it’s meant to be! This character is drowning in his lonely life, but are clearer days coming?

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Credits:

Cast (in order of appearance):
Kyal Scott – Daniel (Dan) Mitchel/Robertson
Abby de Forest – Café Waitress
Benjam Tryon – Bartender
Martin Thomson – Gerald Mitchell
Jody Quine – Lisa
Mariko Zamani – Rachel Chan
Don Loeppky – Funeral Guest
Shawn Major – Frank T. James
Jennifer Kaleta – Nadine Paquet
Vanessa Gibeau – Ida Mitchell
Mirella Gibeau – Julie Robertson

Director/Editor/Executive Producer
DC Lessoway

Writers
Priyanka Desai
DC Lessoway

Producers
Priyanka Desai
Shawn Major

Director of Photography
Trevor Tablotney

Colourist
Ryan Luth

Production Manager
Carrie Osborn

Makeup Artists
Marina Smith, Key Make Up
Sussanne Hardy
Christian Parsons

On Set Sound
Willy Irawan

Sound Edit
Nick Tyzio

Gaffer
Daniel Howard

Camera Operators
Shawn Major
John Molnar

Props/Set Dec
Shawn Major
Shona Wass

Crafts
Marko Hohlbein

Script Supervisor/Continuity
Kevin Starnino

Background Camera Operator
Sac-Nicte Garcia

Production Assistants
Jeremie Azencot
Christian Parsons
Shona Wass

Locations
Shawn Major

Costumes
Marina Markarian

Music
Land of Deborah
Jody Quine

Special Thanks to:
Shawn, Priyanka and Trevor going beyond the call of duty
and for believing
Benjam Tryon for the use of What’s Up Hot Dog
Carrie Hunter for the last minute house location – life saver!
The Green Thumb Theatre for the rehearsal space
Busters Towing for van storage

Set Insurance
Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.

Equipment
GearBase Cameras Rentals
Filmgear Canada Lighting and Grip

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© 2019 by DC Lessoway

Contact: poeticamberprods@gmail.com