The Messenger

Followed by Producer Q&A with Joanne Jackson

Sunday, October 2nd at 11:00am

89 mins | 2016 | USA, Canada
Dir: Su Rynard
Language: English

The Messenger

In a world that is increasingly dependent on electricity, a power outage seems like an awful predicament. Mankind has been using electricity for the past 140 years, but still, we can’t imagine ourselves living in a world deprived of electricity. In such a difficult and dreary situation found themselves a father and his two daughters, after a seemingly normal power outage lingered on, changing the lives of everyone in the region. What was the reason for this outage? Is it regional, or does it affect the whole country? No one really knows and as time passes, the family will have to put to the test its survival skills, adaptability, and endurance, but most of all, the integrity of familial bonds.


Producer Q&A with Joanne Jackson:

Joanne Jackson is an award-winning documentary and television producer and the driving force behind many compelling, thought provoking programs over the last 20 years. Her background includes hundreds of hours of television programming. She has also worked as an in-house producer and as a production executive. In the latter role, she supervised many series and specials at YTV, WTN and CTV/Discovery-owned channels Animal Planet Canada, travel+escape and Discovery HD. In Spring/Summer 2011, she was the Supervising Producer for Hero Dogs of 9/11, a one-hour documentary that was broadcast on Animal Planet Canada for the 10th Anniversary of the Ground Zero tragedy and the second highest rated program on the channel for the year. Her independent documentaries include The Big Wait, (2010) a poignant documentary about the doctor shortage in Canada and Long Haul Big Hearts (2007), the story of a long haul truck driver and his rescue mission to deliver relief supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims.

Screening With:

Kubo’s Crickets

Canadian Shorts Showcase

Obsessive visionary/inventor Kubo Dzamba believes he’s found a way to save humanity from a cataclysmic world famine that many scientists say will cripple humanity by 2050. His solution? Farming crickets for food. With the loving support of his offbeat family, Kubo is forced to navigate a minefield of challenges that include malfunctioning equipment, lack of money – and a world not ready to gobble up bugs.

16 mins
Canada, 2016
Dir. Michael Allcock
Language: English