Body & Bones
Wow—this is some fine first feature from local director Oates. Tess is a young woman with a familiar urge to get out of (small) town (Newfoundland). Long infatuated with the musical aura of local bad boy Danny Sharpe, she gets to live out her fantasy when Danny himself returns to town after a twenty-year absence. Joel Hynes plays Danny with deadly persuasive realism. Why you’d think Joel were a bad boy himself! And Kelly Van Der Burg plays Tess with an almost painfully accurate mixture of longing and insecurity. When the action shifts to the dirty ol’ bigger town, Tess is forced to see the world as a less welcoming experience than she ever imagined. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll applaud like mad. We are so proud to be showcasing this well-made drama and all the excellent talent on and off the screen. Brava Melanie and all your terrific cast and crew!
Director/Writer: Melanie Oates
Producers: Chris Hatcher, Melanie Oates
Runtime: 98 mins
Country: Canada (NL)