Cape Breton movie finds success at Berlin film festival
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.