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Director, Bruce McDonald

In 1989, Bruce McDonald won Most Outstanding Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival for his debut feature Roadkill, and he has remained one of Canada’s most prolific and pre-eminent filmmakers ever since.

Roadkill was followed by the other two films in his Road Trilogy, Hard Core Logo and Highway 61. In between executive producing and directing the television series Twitch City and directing for shows like Queer as FolkDegrassi: The Next Generation, and Less Than Kind, McDonald also directed the films Dance Me Outside, Picture Claire, Claire’s Hat, The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess, The Tracey Fragments, Pontypool, This Movie is Broken, Trigger, Hard Core Logo II, the feature documentary Music from the Big House and The Husband.

Writer, Daniel MacIvor

Daniel is originally from Cape Breton and currently lives in Toronto and Avondale, Nova Scotia. For twenty years Daniel ran da da kamera an international theatre touring company that brought his work extensively through Canada and the US and to Israel, Norway, Holland, Australia and throughout the UK.

 As a filmmaker he is the writer/director of Past Perfect and Wilby Wonderful, both of which had their premiere at TIFF and played festivals around the world Wilby Wonderful winning the Audience award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. He is the writer of Whole New Thing directed by Amnon Buchbinder, Marion Bridge directed by Wiebke Von Carolsfeld and Trigger directed by Bruce McDonald. Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You and in 2008 he was awarded the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre. He is also the recipient of a Village Voice Obie Award and a GLAAD Award for his play In On It.

He is currently working on a new play, Cake and Dirt, for Tarragon Theatre in Toronto and he runs the theatre production company rework with Marcie Januska. Currently he is working on a libretto for the Canadian Opera Company for Rufus Wainwright's opera Hadrian.


Feature Drama



Nova Scotia. 1976. It’s the weekend of the American Bicentennial and 15-year-old Kit is running away from home. Enlisting the help of his girlfriend Alice, Kit hitchhikes through the stunning maritime landscape towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura. However, as Kit and Alice near their final destination they find their relationship tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.

Written by Daniel MacIvor

Directed by Bruce McDonald

Produced by Marc Almon, Mike MacMillan

Starring: Allan Hawco, Molly Parker, Julia Sarah Stone and Dylan Authors