Bone Cage

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89 minutes – Drama, Environment,
Language: English
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.

Bone Cage, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Melani Wood

Director:

Taylor Olson

Screenwriter:

Taylor Olson

Cinematographer:

Kevin A. Fraser

Editor:

Shawn Beckwith

Composer:

Terry Ahearn
James O’Toole

Costume Designer:

Morgan Melnyk

Cast: Roles:

Taylor Olson
Amy Groening
Sam Vigneault
Ursula Calder
Christian Murray
David Rossetti
Stephanie Macdonald
Reid Price
Sebastien Labelle
Ann-Marie Kerr
Bob Mann
Monte Murray
Jacob Sampson
Thom Payne
Koumbie
Morgan Melnyk
Oliver Boyle

Jamie
Chicky
Kevin
Krista
Clarence
Reg
Carol
Danny
Hank
Krista’s Mom
Financial Advisor
Earl
Cop
Minister
Ally
Event Worker
4 Year Old