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94 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 8, 2018 (World Premiere, TIFF)
Release date: TBA
Production company: Emotion Pictures Inc.
Canadian distributor:

It has been two decades since Thom Fitzgerald’s feature debut The Hanging Garden won best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. He returns with a film titled Splinters that again explores the interconnections of sexual identity, family, and small-town life in Nova Scotia. Based on the stage play by Lee-Anne Poole, Splinters centres on two strong-willed women. Belle (Sofia Banzhaf) has return home for her father’s funeral. Although she came out as a teenager, she has never reconciled that fact with her conservative mother, Nancy (Shelley Thompson). Amidst the family’s grief, Nancy’s disapproval of Belle hangs in the air like a dark cloud. Belle neglects to mention to her family that she has been dating a man named Rob for the past two years. She is reluctant to rekindle her mother’s traditional expectations of her and backpedal on hard-won battles to assert her identity. But the secret becomes harder to hide when Rob shows up to be the supportive boyfriend.




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Crew:
Producer: Thom Fitzgerald
Doug Pettigrew
Director:

Thom Fitzgerald

Screenwriter:

Thom Fitzgerald

Cinematographer:

Luc Montpellier

Editor:

Thom Fitzgerald

Composer:

Stewart Legere

Production Designer:

Ryan Vessey

Costume Designer:

Emlyn Murray

Cast:Roles:

Sofia Banzhaf
Shelley Thompson
Bailey Maughan
Callum Dunphy
Deb Allen
Gil Anderson
Charlie Boyle
Mary-Colin Chisholm
Ailsa Galbrath
Keelin Jack
Stewart Legere
Daniel Lillford
Allister MacDonald
Bailey Maughan
Simon Paul Mutuyimana
Jennifer Overton
Juanita Peters
Joddat Rafih
Hugh Thompson
Stanley Tomlinson
Ian Wilson

Belle
Nancy
Greg
Rob
Pearl
Clara
Belle, younger
Wilma
Classmate at the corner store
Erika
Hoke
Hemmingford
Greg’s friend Canso
Greg
Migrant Worker
Maizie
Nancy’s friend Louise
Belle’s manager Piero
Henry
Greg’s friend Stanfield
Chancey