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A Small Fortune

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91 minutes – Drama, Crime,
Language: English
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.

A Small Fortune, movie poster,



Jason Arsenault
Jenna MacMillan
Mary Sexton

Line Producer:

Melissa Malkin


Adam Perry


Adam Perry


Jeff Wheaton


Justin Oakey


Andrew Staniland

Production Designer:

Ryan Vessey

Art Director:

Jesse Stewart
Kelly Caseley (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Billie-Jane Buell

Cast: Roles:

Stephen Oates
Liane Balaban
Andrea Bang
Joel Thomas Hynes
Matt Cooke
Bill MacFadden
Sophia Bell
Robbie Carruthers
Jeremy Larter
Stephen Lush
Sharlene MacLean
Celia Koughan
Bethany Parkhouse

Kevin Doucette
Sam Doucette
Susan Crowe
Jim Bradley
Omer Tom
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