Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor

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90 minutes – Drama, Family, LBGTQ
Language: English
Festival release date: May 27, 2021 – Inside Out Film Festival, World Premiere
Release date: TBA
Production company: Picture Plant
Canadian distributor:

When a young woman with a startling resemblance to her mother arrives home for her mother’s funeral, one family begins an odyssey toward understanding. Dawn returns home to Nova Scotia to mourn the death of her mother and repair the estrangement with her father, John Andrew. An ancient tractor becomes the focus for the mechanically-minded Dawn, but her father’s long-simmering resentments heighten tensions. Watching his daughter work to restore the tractor, he realises that reclaiming this relationship depends on his own coming out: supporting Dawn publicly and fighting malicious small-town transphobia. Shelley Thompson’s feature directorial debut follows a father and daughter as they cautiously rebuild their relationship and come to understand the mechanics of the heart.

Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Terry Greenlaw
Shelley Thompson

Executive Producer:

Carol Whiteman

Director:

Shelley Thompson

Screenwriter:

Shelley Thompson

Cinematographer:

Kevin A. Fraser
Frank Adam Novak (Drone)

Editor:

Amy Mielke

Composer:

Scott Macmillan

Production Designer:

Laura MacNutt

Costume Designer:

Denise Barrett

Cast: Roles:

Maya V. Henry
Robb Wells
Amy Groening
Reid Price
Taylor Olson
Breton Lalama
Oliver Boyle
Hans Böggild
Francine Deschepper
Monte Murray
Stoo Metz
Richie Wilcox
Abigail Hudson
Stephanie Macdonald

Dawn
John Andrew
Tammy
Byron
Marty
Banu
Kyle
Jerry
Jenny
Angus
Jock
Ethan
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