Little Orphans

59

80 minutes – Drama
Language: English
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.

Little Orphans, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Jennifer Hawley

Executive Producer:

Sherry White

Director:

Ruth Lawrence

Screenwriter:

Emily Bridger

Cinematographer:

Stéphanie Anne
Weber Biron

Editor:

Kimberlee McTaggart

Composer:

Justin Merdsoy

Production Designer:

Gina Anderson

Art Director:

Michele Stamp (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Karen Pottle

Cast: Roles:

Emily Bridger
Marthe Bernard
Kyra Harper
Andy McQueen
Rhiannon Morgan
Des Walsh
Anouk Cornelissen-May
Allison Woolridge
Monica Walsh
Patricia Andrews
Andrew O’Brien
Peter Halley
Andrea Monro
Jenina MacGillivray
Nabila Qureshi
Luke Lawrence
Karen Monie

Gwen
Janet
Aunt Maureen
Tom
Kay
Uncle Billy
Billy
Singer 3
Diane
Linda
Greg
Richard
Singer 2
Singer 1
Preschool Worker
Georgie
Fancy Mom