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  • Alberta
  • 8 mins. 43 sec.
  • Sean Mclennan
  • Comedy

After losing everything in a nasty divorce, David moves to Fort McMurray on the advice of his friend Steve, but struggles with the unique challenges he finds once he arrives. Will he stay or go back home?



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A satirical look at living in the boom town atmosphere of Fort McMurray in 2008.

Synopsis

After a messy divorce, David's high school friend Steve convinces him to move to Fort McMurray. Armed with a 2 year plan and a U-Haul with all his possessions he sets out to turn his life around in the booming oil industry only to find the promised land isn't as easy as he thought. Housing, shopping and dating all have challenges strangely unique to the area that David was not prepared for.


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Created By

sean mclennan
sean mclennan
Alberta

Comedy
Adults
9 minutes
$10,000

Team

Look at all these talented and hilarious people! Each have unique insight into life in the oilsands and are great fun to work with. We're looking for a sound designer and camera operator to round out our team. Contact Project Lead for details.

sean mclennan

sean mclennan
Alberta

Project Lead, Director, Editor

David Boutilier

David Boutilier
Alberta

Writer

Matt Salem

Matt Salem
Alberta

Writer

Zach Barrett

Zach Barrett
Alberta

Writer

Erica Moeskau

Erica Moeskau
Alberta

Writer

Zenon Campbell

Zenon Campbell
Alberta

Actor

Chris Riv

Chris Riv
Alberta

Actor

Nicole Benson

Nicole Benson
Alberta

Production Manager

Andrew Phillip

Andrew Phillip
Alberta

Camera Operator

Eden Boutilier

Eden Boutilier
Alberta

Social Media Strategist

Character Breakdowns

Community Relevancy

Community driven comedy

Community driven comedy

Fort McMurray is a community that's been victim to more than it's fair share of criticism and baseless stereotyping. A key goal for the team is to ensure that while we poke humorous stabs at the challenges present at the time, we want to rebut the more negative impressions of our community. Enlisting the comedy writing talents of the Thunder Struck Improv group ensures a local voice is ever present. Through comedy, we endeavour to change the world's opinion of Fort McMurray.

Give where you live

Give where you live

Giving back to the community that has supported us and provided opportunities for us to explore our love of the arts is vital to each member of the team. Also, to further engage the community and promote our positive portrayal, we have a volunteer plan in place for the promotion and production phases of the show. Actors will participate in community volunteer activities, in character and with support of the crew. They will host publicized competitions to see who can raise the most support/awareness/donations for local charities.

Local Cast & Crew

Local Cast & Crew

With such a diverse pool of local talent to pull from, we are fortunate to be able to produce our project with minimum requirements of talent from outside our community. This further strengthens our community story telling, as each member of the team brings their own personal experiences to the show. Also, many of the team members have experience collaborating and contributing to various other film/web content, produced right here in Fort McMurray.

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