Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage

Josh MacDonald’s play Halo takes a bumpy road to the screen in this micro-budget local feature. Casey (Martha MacIsaac) is a sarcastic teenaged doughnut shop employee who manipulates a coffee spill into a likeness of Christ, an image that the true believers in her small Nova Scotia town come to worship. Casey’s flabbergasted by their gullibility, but willing to capitalize on it so she can support her father (Callum Keith Rennie), who’s struggling to let go of her brain-dead sister. Individual scenes shine with sharp dialogue and insight about the nature of religious belief—the best involve Casey and a dry-witted young Catholic priest (Anderw Bush)—but as a whole the movie is inconsistent. It shoots for both moving drama and clever satire and ends up stranded in between. –Matt Semansky

Credits

Director:

  • George Mihalka

Writer:

  • Josh MacDonald

What others are saying

  • Now Playing

    Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage is not showing in any theaters in the area.

    Reviews/comments (0)

    Add a review

    Add a review
    Roll over stars and click to rate.

    Now Playing

    By Film...

    By Theater...

    Get more Halifax

    Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

    Spotlight

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    Reopening status
    Phase 4

    New cases
    6

    New recoveries
    3

    New deaths
    0

    Active cases
    12

    Reports in a row with cases
    3

    Total cases in Nova Scotia during pandemic
    5,893

    Total COVID deaths
    93

    COVID cases and news for Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Aug 3 (5)