About the Film
Starring Marshall Williams (“Glee”, “How to Build a Better Boy” – Disney), Laura Slade Wiggins (“Shameless”, “Rings”), Lisa Bell & Gregg Henry (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Jason Bourne”).
Featuring Hayley Sales (“Deadpool 2”), Paul Essiembre, Tristan Carlucci, Gabriel Daniels, Ryan Ash, Blake Taylor, Robin Ruel & Boris Gulyarin. “Stand” sung by Lisa Bell.
Director Robert Adetuyi (“Stomp the Yard”, “Bring It On”) teams up with two-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Roy Wagner in this movie adaptation of Juno-award-winning composer Danny Schur & Rick Chafe’s hit musical (“One wonders if Evita will impress as much” – Star Phoenix, “Irresistibly catchy” – CBC Radio, “Improbably compelling” – Globe & Mail). The movie was shot exclusively on the Black Magic Ursa Mini-Pro 4.6k camera.
1919. Stefan and his father Mike left family behind in Ukraine, fleeing for the New World, where they struggle to earn enough to re-unite the family. Stefan is instantly smitten with the Jewish suffragette neighbour, Rebecca – but Rebecca’s brother Moishe and Mike oppose the would-be Romeo and Juliet. Returned soldiers, angry at the lack of jobs after the war, violently threaten the city’s immigrants, including Emma, the refugee from lynchings in Oklahoma. When a movement develops for all workers to leave their jobs in protest, AJ Anderson, a wealthy lawyer, pits all parties against each other in a dramatic and inspirational final stand.
- Executive Producers: Terry Cholka, Gail Asper, Hartley Richardson, Sharon Azrieli, Cal Harrison, Harry Ethans
- Producers: Danny Schur & Jeff Peeler
- Writers: Danny Schur & Rick Chafe
- Music, Lyrics & Score: Danny Schur
- Production Designer: Marian Wihak
- Costume Designer: Maureen Petkau
- Editor: Ron Wisman, CCE
- Cinematographer: Roy Wagner, ASC
- Director: Robert Adetuyi
- Production Companies: Boomtalk Musical Production & Frantic Films
- Produced with the Participation of Telefilm Canada.
- Produced with financial investment from Manitoba Film & Music.
- Shot entirely on location in Winnipeg, Canada. August-September, 2018
Premiering in 2019. Not yet rated.