85 minutes – Fantasy, Thriller
Festival release date: September 13, 2014 (Atlantic Film Festival)
Release date: April 3, 2015
Production companies: Away Films, Telefilm Canada, The Screen Asylum
Canadian distributor: MCE Entertainment
Cast No Shadow, shot in Newfoundland and Labrador, tells the story of Jude Traynor (Percy Hynes-White), 13, who is trying to navigate life in a rugged seaside town. When Jude’s abusive father is sent to prison, the boy finds refuge with a local recluse named Alfreda (Mary-Colin Chisholm) who nurtures his active imagination, but warns against using it as a means of escape. When Jude’s father is released, he turns Jude against Alfreda by telling him that she was somehow involved in the mysterious death of Jude’s mother. Jude finds himself torn between his criminal father and his one friend, Alfreda.
Cast No Shadow swept the Atlantic Film Festival Awards with 6 awards including Best Atlantic Feature, Best Atlantic Director and Best Atlantic Screenwriter. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction/Production Design at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.