91 minutes – Drama, Crime,
Festival release date: September 18, 2021 – FIN Atlantic Film Festival
Release date: March 18, 2022 – Charlottetown, PEI
Production company: Saltwater Films
Canadian distributor: levelFILM
Kevin (Stephen Oates) is an Irish Moss farmer in Prince Edward Island who is committed to his traditional way of doing things at the expense of a more lucrative life for himself and his wife (Liane Balaban). The young couple is awaiting the birth of their first child and struggle just to survive. They deal with common pressures, like loving what they do and what they have, but knowing they may have to find a new way of life elsewhere. In the course of his work, Kevin comes upon an abandoned small boat and in it, money. Lots of money. Wanting to make this place his permanent home, Kevin decides to keep the find a secret, a decision that turns his quaint fishing village into a growing crime scene as the money’s owners come calling. A Small Fortune was adapted from Adam Perry’s award-winning 2017 short film A Blessing from the Sea.
A Small Fortune is the 27th fully produced feature to come from the National Screen Institute (NSI) Features First program – a renowned development training launch pad for filmmakers looking to produce their first or second feature film.
Kelly Caseley (Set Decoration)
Joel Thomas Hynes