Cape Breton movie finds suc­cess at Ber­lin film fes­ti­val

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT - BY KYLE LARUSIC Kyle Larusic is a sec­ond-year stu­dent in the jour­nal­ism pro­gram at Hol­land Col­lege in Char­lot­te­town, P.E.I. He is on a four-week in­tern­ship at the Cape Breton Post.

Ash­ley McKen­zie has found suc­cess yet again with her in­de­pen­dent film “Were­wolf.”

While at the Ber­lin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (Fe. 9-17), all four show­ings of her film were sold out.

Com­poser Youth Haunts (aka Devon Mor­ri­son) took home an award for com­pos­ing the mu­sic for the movie.

He was ex­tremely sur­prised his mu­sic reached such a wide au­di­ence.

“Above all else it’s so strange that some­thing I just med­dle around with in my house was na­tion­ally rec­og­nized by a bunch Ger­man and Ital­ian crit­ics who en­joyed it.”

This wasn’t the first time McKen­zie and Mor­ri­son have worked to­gether, as they have pre­vi­ously part­nered up in short films.

“Our part­ner­ship by now is so nat­u­ral be­cause her vi­su­als and my sounds com­ple­ment each other so well.”

This also isn’t the first time New Water­ford born di­rec­tor MacKen­zie has found suc­cess with Were­wolf.

The film also took home awards for best di­rec­tor and best ac­tor in its cat­e­gory at the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val last Septem­ber.

The film was shot en­tirely in Cape Breton and fol­lows the story of two home­less drug ad­dicts liv­ing in New Water­ford.

McKen­zie

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