Eva Madden-Hagen will direct her new short, What Remains
, this weekend, Saturday through Monday. The project was one of the winners of the 2009 Bridge Awards, receiving 20 thousand dollars in equity funding from Film Nova Scotia and an equal amount in the form of licences and services from the CBC, which will broadcast the finished film. It will shoot up near Fairview Cemetary, at the Atlantica Hotel and in cars on the streets of Halifax.
Madden-Hagen reports that the film is about Julia, a young woman thrilled to be engaged, visiting her grandparents to tell them to news, only to have things go awry when her grandfather goes missing. The day’s events help define Julia’s understanding of what it means to be married over the long term. Starring as Julia is Susan Kent, who you may recognize from the cast of Hatching, Matching and Dispatching
and as a guest host on This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Rebecca Sharratt is producing and local award-winning camera wizard Christopher Ball will be Director of Photography. Mike O’Neill will be composing the music for the film. He also did the music for Madden-Hagen’s NSI Drama Prize-winning short Eastern Shore
, which won Best Score at the Atlantic Film Festival.
And in case you happen to be in Newfoundland, Madden-Hagen has a short film Fast Forward Journey in Reverse
screening on Saturday Oct 24 at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.