95 minutes – Drama
Release date: September 28, 2013 – Vancouver International Film Festival
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production company: Red Czarina Entertainment
Canadian distributor: Multiple Media Entertainment
A girl and a boy. Brother and sister. Living in poverty and neglect. Lost in the woods. They see a house, rush toward it… it is magical. Full of good food, soft sheets, love and care. But in this house, danger lurks. And all they have is each other. The Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel takes a modern, neorealistic twist in H&G.
The film was shot over two weeks in and arround Winnipeg and Oakbank, Manitoba on a budget of $5000.00. The nonprofessional child actors, Annika Elyse Irving (as Harley) and Breazy Diduck-Wilson (as Gemma), were six and eight years old at the time of the shoot. There was no pressure on the children to memorize lines. The director would tell them what the scene was about, and they would just improvise as if they were just playing.