When a transnational pipeline leads to a successful third Québec sovereignty referendum, a small road at the Québec-New Brunswick border becomes a lightning rod of conflict between the new Québec military, the Canadian Armed Forces and two indigenous women who traverse the border frequently.
After losing his wife, George arrives uninvited at his daughter Lily's shared college house, but she's less than thrilled. Surprisingly, Lily's roommates embrace George and he soon becomes the life of the party and the instigator of mayhem. When Lily's plan to shame George publicly backfires, it sends Lily off into mayhem of her own. Only by learning to be the father Lily needs, does George manage to heal their relationship in writer-director Robert Wenzek's delicate tapestry of comedy and drama.
Composer Adrian Ellis attempts to score the strangest film with the strangest possible instruments—power saws, hammer drills, fishing wire and crowbars—in this riveting documentary about the power of creativity and experimentation.
Nightshooters is a thrilling story of a group of filmmakers illegally shooting a low budget film in an old abandoned office building that is about to be demolished. When they accidentally witness and film a gangland execution in the opposite building, they have to use all their skills and wits to survive the night whilst being relentlessly pursued by the gang who are hell bent on not leaving any witness behind. Combining the thrills of a martial arts actioner with the popular British gangster film, (when they were decent), and adding a good dose of black humor, the unique Nightshooters boasts superb action sequences, witty dialogue and thrills that rival anything The Raid Franchise can muster.
The typical comic book superhero story arc; tragedy strikes, a superpower is revealed, and the hero must come to terms with their new abilities all while not losing track of who they are. But how often is that lived out in real-life... especially by a child?
Young Mable Tooke started her cancer battle so very early at the age of 4. In most cases that trauma and toxic treatment would serve to damage a child and make them weak, reclusive, resentful, or even worse, cause them to parish. But for Mable, her battle brought about a need to create an alter ego determined to fight her biggest villain... Leukemia.
Mable was diagnosed with pre b-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma... or what’s commonly known as childhood leukemia. During treatment and many hours in bed, Mable connected with the story of Spider-Man through comics and the 1960’s TV show. Being too young to read, she became engrossed in the comic book story of this young boy with radioactive blood, a similarity she would later connect on with her hero. Throughout treatment, Mable stood out as an empathetic child with her fellow patients and that trait became very present when she was granted a special wish day from The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. But Mable didn’t ask to go to Disneyland or swim with dolphins. Her creativity and selflessness led to her asking for a very rare, unique wish. She wanted to save her city and fight crime alongside Spider-Man.
On her wish day, Mable’s personality and courage caught the attention of her city, her country, and even those tens of thousands of kilometers away across the world. The NHL, regional and national politicians, and celebrities all rallied to spur her on. Conventional media and social media, introduced SpiderMable to the world as she partnered with a volunteer Spider-Man to save a local sports hero, the captain of the professional hockey team, the Edmonton Oilers. Mable’s day caught the attention of media worldwide and she became an instant celebrity.
How many 7-year-olds can say they have helped to beat a world record, raise over 1 million dollars, and have been recognized for their cancer-fighting impact by charitable organizations, local celebrities, and government officials? Mable's adventures to do good was indicative of her character to help others.
SpiderMable became Mable’s way to give back and honour those that had such an impact on her health. It became her safe place to use her power to engage with people. But as the comic book story arc goes, how would Mable navigate not losing herself to the superhero persona she needed to battle cancer? And what would she do when further complications of her treatment started to show?
How Mable created SpiderMable caught the world’s attention and the courage, determination, and selflessness the years following her wish day saw born the type of integrity created in the minds of famous comic writers like Stan Lee. Mable’s 5 year journey is worthy of being told again and again, just like that of a comic book superhero.
Director: Kelly Wolfert
Writers: Kelly Wolfert
Stars: Mable Tooke, Lisa Tooke, Neil Tooke, Andrew Ference, Don Iveson, Kevin Smith, Peter Mansbridge, Rachel Notley, Ryan Jespersen, Patrycia Rzechowka