89 minutes – Drama, Environment,
Festival release date: September 17, 2020 (FIN Atlantic Film Festival)
Release date: July 6, 2021
Production companies: Afro Viking Pictures, Bone Cage Productions
Canadian distributor: Level Film
Based on Catherine Banks’ Governor General’s Award-winning stage play, Bone Cage is about a forestry worker named Jamie who operates a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals, and rescues those he can. His desire to break free from this world is thwarted by the very environment and circumstance he’s trying to escape. Meanwhile his sister, Chicky, has placed her own dreams of leaving town and finding something better on hold while she cares for their ailing father. Note: The cast is listed in credits order.
Bone Cage premiered at the FIN Atlantic Film Festival, picking up awards for Best Atlantic Feature, Best Atlantic Director, Best Atlantic Screenplay and Best Atlantic Cinematography.
Also see: Thom Ernst reviews Bone Cage.