Note: The Road to Tophet will be preceded by a short narrative, Two Wolves. Together the two films will run about 102 minutes.
About the Film
Charlie is a young guy involved in the cross-border drug trade in Northern Ontario. After he decides he wants to leave the industry, his boss sets him up in order to force him to keep working.
Great Lakes connection:
“The film was shot and set in Northern Ontario with Sault, Ontario actor Matt Connors.”
Cast & Crew:
Directors: Steve Schmidt
Writers: Steve Schmidt
Producers: Axel Green
Key Cast: Adam Beach, Samuel Thivierge, Axel Green, Matt Connors
Steve Schmidt is an award-winning filmmaker and Leo-nominated editor of the highly acclaimed Showtime feature documentary Beyond Gay which won eight Best Documentary awards. He wrote, produced and directed the award-winning short film Dead Simple.
The Road to Tophet - which won Best Micro-Budget Feature at the Toronto Independent Film Festival (2014) and Best Director at the Green Bay Film Festival - is his feature film directorial debut.
Screenings and Awards:
Toronto Independent Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario), Best Micro-Budget Feature, September 5, 2014; 2015 Green Bay Film Festival (Green Bay, Wisconsin), Best Director; 2015 Queens World Film Festival (New York)
Director: Jonathan Elliott
Canada, 2015, Narrative, 15 min, English
Student Project (York University, Toronto, Ontario)
Danny is a young and misguided Mohawk woman trying to find her way on the Six Nations Reserve. When her older sister Kim is brutally attacked and believed dead, Danny must come to terms with her past, her culture, and the haunting revelation that her sister has survived the attack and has become something far worse than anything she could have imagined. (The director was raised on the Six Nations Reserve in southern Ontario.)