Monkey Beach

20

103 minutes – Mystery, Indigenous
Language: English, Haisla with English subtitles
Festival release date: September 2020 (Vancouver International Film Festival, World Premiere)
Release date: October 16, 2020
Production company:
Canadian distributor:

Based on the first novel by Eden Robinson, Monkey Beach is a supernatural mystery. Layering tragedy, humor and redemption, it tells the story of Lisa, a rebellious young woman who must accept her true heroic nature in order to save Jimmy, her brother who is lost at sea. Monkey Beach is set in the magnificent forests and waterways of the Pacific Northwest and the Haisla village of Kitamaat. Haisla cultural stories are woven into the contemporary lives of Lisa and her family, along with a cast of otherworldly characters including ghosts and Sasquatches – the ‘monkeys’ of Monkey Beach.

Monkey Beach, movie, poster,
Crew:

Producer:

Paddy Bickerton
Jason James
Matthew O’Connor
Lisa Richardson
Loretta Todd

Executive Producer:

Lycrecia Adin
Roseanne Archibald
Fred Fuchs
Patti Poskitt
Carla Robinson
Tom Rowe
Richard Van Camp
Anne Wheeler

Consulting Producer:

Carla Robinson

Director:

Loretta Todd

Screenwriter:

Johnny Darrell
Andrew Duncan
Loretta Todd

Cinematographer:

Stirling Bancroft

Editor:

Asim Nurany
Fredrik Thorsen

Composer:

Jesse Zubot

Production Designer:

Sandy Cochrane

Costume Designer:

Carmen Thompson

Cast:Roles:

Grace Dove
Adam Beach
Nathaniel Arcand
Joel Oulette
Sera-Lys McArthur
Glen Gould
Stefany Mathias
Tina Lameman
Oliver Tru Sison
Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack
Nick Dangeli
Sam Bob
Ta’Kaiya Blaney
Zoey Snow
Erica Davis
Corbin Basso
Colin Waddel
Leenah Robinson
Mike Dangeli
Tiyanee Stevens
Clarisa Spencer
Dana Hill
Caliana Robinson
Holly Spencer
Aggie Wells

Lisa
Uncle Mick
Albert
Jimmy
Tabitha
Josh
Gladys
Ma-Ma-Oo
Jimmy as a child
Lisa as a teenager
Frank
Little Red Haired Man
Karaoke
Lisa as a youngster
Aunt Edith
Young Frank
Vice-Principal
Amber
B’Gwus
Jade
Aunt Trudy
Elder 1
Child Lisa
Rose
Elder 2