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“The World is Burning“
A short film following a young man’s return to rural Newfoundland after tragedy strikes.
After his grandfather is fatally attacked by coyotes, a young Newfoundlander returns to his rural hometown to be with his family. His return becomes a reunion with a traditional lifestyle he had left behind when, late one night, he finds himself deep in the forest hunting the coyotes. It’s a simple story about a man’s return to his roots.
Writer/Director: Justin Oakey
Producer: Adam Reynolds
Production Designer: Amanda Row
About the Production:
“The story explores the disintegration of the bond between a man and his land. Our lead has a strong connection to his roots but has left them behind in order to follow what he thinks is the “conventional” path. At its heart, it’s a story about culture and identity. It’s influenced by the director’s personal life, when his grandfather was pursued by coyotes on his land on the south coast of Newfoundland. After only a day online, the campaign received great reception – funding 33% the first day, with another 20% promised to us by a generous donor.” — Adam Reynolds
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