A troubled American woman travels to a small Ontario town, determined to find the mother she has never known. As she searches through dusty records and stirs up old memories among those around her, three young people emerge from the mists of the past… a beautiful woman named Winnifred, a shy local boy named Russell, and a dark-eyed painter named Tom, who changes the course of their lives. Historical reality and conjecture are skilfully interwoven with intrigue and suspense as these three move unwittingly toward tragedy.
Adapted from the novel written by award winning author Roy MacGregor, the story of Canoe Lake explores the mysterious events surrounding and leading up to the death of Tom Thomson as seen through the eyes of a woman who believes she may be his illegitimate daughter. An iconic story about Canada's most infamous and influential artist.
HEADS YOU LOSE
Based on the novel by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward, Heads You Lose is a crime thriller that centres on the life of two orphaned siblings who have their small town lives shaken up when a headless body appears on their doorstep.
Lacey and Paul Hansen are orphaned adult siblings living a mundane, small town life when a headless body appears on their property. Since they make their money by growing and selling marijuana, they can’t exactly call the cops. After dumping the body, it mysteriously reappears, which sets them off on a journey to figure out who's body it is, who put it there and why. Along the way, they discover that there's much more going on in their small town than they ever imagined.
In 2013 Campfire Films produced a short film to use as a presentation piece for the vision Director Kyle Leydier has for the feature film.
YESTERDAY IS TODAY
Untitled Florida Hurricane Project
A supernatural thriller which asks the question “what would you do if you were living the same life as someone else, only one day later?” A man, disenchanted with the direction of his life, discovers that he is mirroring the life of a complete stranger. He soon learns that he is in a race against an unknown assassin to save the stranger’s life, and his own...
Take one devastating Florida hurricane, a New York couple on their honeymoon, a strange but sensitive guy, one former governor turned Everglades hermit, two small-time con artists, a hapless insurance agent, and what do you have? A zany romp that is by turns hilarious and moving. These strange characters maneuver through a broken landscape as if born to it. The crimes plotted are minor aspects of a fiction that explores the intersection of the grotesque and the human.
DAVIE (Alan Cumming) befriends the serial rapist responsible for his girlfriend’s HIV related death and his own infection as he struggles to find the perfect means of revenge. Davie soon learns that his only weakness is an imagined connection to his long-estranged six-year old son. With time running out, Davie pursues a relationship with the boy's mother to use the innocent child as the means to send the remorseless rapist to a horrifying demise.
How far is too far when avenging the death of a lost love?
HEADS YOU LOSE Presentation Short Film
Campfire Films shot a presentation short film of the opening chapter of the novel
Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward. In the film, two orphaned siblings are living together in a small town in Northern California when a dead, headless body appears on their property. Since they make their money by growing and selling marijuana, they can’t exactly call the cops, so they try to dump the body only to be faced with the truth.