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Wilby Wonderful

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99 minutes – Comedy
Release date: October 8, 2004
DVD release: February 22, 2005

A dark comedy about truth, transformation and the difficulty of finding a quiet place to kill yourself. Over the course of 24 hours, we follow the lives of several characters as they attempt to maintain business as usual in the face of a very unusual business in the small Maritime island town of Wilby. Carol French, played by Sandra Oh, is a local realtor, who is trying to sell the mayor (Maury Chaykin) her late mother-in-law’s house. Her police officer husband Buddy (Paul Gross) is in the middle of an investigation into the town’s deviant underbelly while about to begin a love affair with the wrong-side-of-the-tracks just-back-in-town Sandra Anderson (Rebecca Jenkins). Meanwhile, Sandra’s daughter Emily (Ellen Page) is about to begin a love affair of her own. Add to the mix the apparently dyslexic sign painter Duck MacDonald (Callum Keith Rennie), the new-to-town depressive video store owner Dan Jarvis (James Allodi) and Buddy’s partner – thick as a brick Stan (Daniel MacIvor) and it’s just another Thursday in Wilby. But why is Dan trying to kill himself in all the wrong places? Where are all the drugs suddenly coming from? What is Carol going to do about the body in the closet? And why does Duck have the whole thing backwards?



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Crew:
Producer:

Camelia Frieberg

Co-Producer:

Sherrie Johnson

Associate Producer:

Geneviève Appleton

Director:

Daniel MacIvor

Screenwriter:

Daniel MacIvor

Cinematographer:

Rudolph Blahacek

Editor:

Mike Munn

Composer:

Michael Timmins

Cast:Roles:

Sandra Oh
Maury Chaykin
Susannah Hoffmann
Rebecca Jenkins
Ellen Page
Daniel MacIvor
Callum Keith Rennie
Paul Gross
James Allodi
Kathryn MacLellan
Allan Hawco

Carol French
Mayor Brent Fisher
Elaine Fisher
Sandra Anderson
Emily Anderson
Stan Lastman
Duck MacDonald
Buddy French
Dan Jarvis
Deena
Radio announcer