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The Crescent


99 minutes – Drama, Horror
Festival release date: September 14, 2017 – TIFF
Release date: August 10, 2018
Distributor: Raven Banner Entertainment

Following the death of her husband, Beth (Danika Vandersteen), with her toddler son Lowen (Woodrow Graves) in tow, retreats to a seaside cottage at Silver Crescent Beach. The loss of her partner has been emotionally draining, and the added pressures of single parenting have become more than she can bear. To help cope, Beth turns to her art – the abstract printing process of paper marbling. But the work often leaves her reminiscing about her past life. Though the implications of his father’s absence aren’t fully understood, Lowen also feels the loss. He demands constant attention of his mother, acts out, and develops a strange fixation with the ocean. As mother and son attempt to rebuild their bond, a mysterious force from the sea begins to haunt them. Meanwhile, a motley crew of local residents is getting way too close for comfort. Beth can’t take it anymore. She descends further into grief. And in a rash act, fuelled by a desire to be with her husband again, she abandons her son and attempts to drown herself in the sea. Lost and alone, Lowen is forced to fend for himself, save his mother, and confront the dark force beyond the ocean’s gate.

Trailer and poster courtesy of Raven Banner Entertainment.

The Crescent, movie, poster,



Nancy Urich

Executive Producer:

Rob Cotterill
James Fler
Rob Heydon
Andrew Thomas Hunt
Alison Lidster
Michael Paszt
Marc Savoie

Associate Producer:

Jeff Bowes
Darcy Spidle


Seth Smith


Darcy Spidle


Craig Buckley


Seth Smith


Seth Smith

Production Designer:

Paul Hammond

Art Director:

Kat Shubaly (Set Decorator)

Costume Designer:

Kathleen Darling

Cast: Roles:

Danika Vandersteen
Woodrow Graves
Terrance Murray
Britt Loder
Amy Trefry
Andrew Gillis
Scott McQuillin
Merle Barnes
Chik White
Andrea Kenyon
Richard Sparks