The Film


Short Drama, 6 minutes, 2008.

Writer / Director: Marc Almon

Producer: Nona MacDermid

A lonely storyteller will do anything to have his grown children return home – even if it requires staging his own funeral.

Nominated for a Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Film, THE WAKE OF CALUM MACLEOD is a historic venture into one of the world's most renowned oral storytelling cultures. Shot in the spectacular highlands of Cape Breton and featuring Gaelic storyteller Aonghas MacLeòid and music by internationally-acclaimed signer Mary Jane Lamond, THE WAKE OF CALUM MACLEOD is a true original, “a short film but a big deal… a beautifully made, intense version of a short but tall tale.” (The Globe and Mail)



2008    Best Live Action Short Film  -  Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television