80 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: October 14, 2020 (St.John’s International Women’s Film Festival)
Release date: March 23, 2021 – on VOD and all Canadian digital platforms.
Production company: Imagine That Productions
Canadian distributor: Game Theory Films
The wedding of their youngest sister, Janet, brings Gwen and Kay home to St. John’s, Newfoundland. While Janet struggles to hide her family’s dysfunction, Kay can’t help but create chaos wherever she goes and Gwen finds herself paralyzed by a past secret. The complicated web of relationships between the sisters, their Aunt Maureen, their absent mother, and Kay’s young daughter Billie, is only illuminated by the wedding. Gwen’s attempts to get Kay to take responsibility for her daughter highlights her own abandonment of her ex, Tom, leading them all to a not-so-perfect storm of a reception.
Little Orphans was selected to open the St.John’s International Women’s Film Festival in October 2020 and will be part of the Female Eye Film Festival at 8pm on Encore+, March 21, 2021.