A LION’S TALE
Writer/Director/Producer: Bunthivy Nou
Associate Producer: Randy Pelletier
Cast: Sarah Ketcheson, Wally MacKinnon, Xavier Gould
Running Time: 14 min. 38 sec.
Original Shooting Format: Super 16 mm
Country of Production: Canada
LOGLINE: A woman confesses to killing her son’s school bully.
SYNOPSIS: One fateful night, Marla (Sarah Ketcheson), a worn-out single mother, makes a grisly confession that changes the lives of everyone around her.
- WINNER – BEST NB SHORT DRAMA (Silver Wave Film Festival 2008)
- WINNER – OUSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (SARAH KETCHESON) (Silver Wave Film Festival 2008)
- 3rd Runner-up for Viewer’s Choice Award for the 2008 Silver Wave Film Festival.
- Won a Short Venture Film Grant from New Brunswick Film to produce the film.
- NOMINATED – Excellence in Cinematography – Tony Merzetti (Silver Wave Film Festival 2008)
- NOMINATED – Excellence in Art Direction – Jennifer Chiasson (Silver Wave Film Festival 2008)
- Competed for Audience Favorite Debut Film (Route 66 Film Festival 2008)
- NOMINATED – Best Screenplay – Bunthivy Nou (Trail Dance Film Festival)
- Palm Springs International ShortFest (Film Market) / Palm Springs, CA (USA) – Aug. 21-27, 2008
- Atlantic Film Festival / Halifax, NS (World Premiere) – Sept. 15 & 16, 2008
- Route 66 Film Festival / Springfield, IL (USA Premiere) – Sept. 20, 2008
- Prince Edward Island International Film Festival / Charlottetown, PEI (CANADA) – Sept. 20, 2008
- Small Town Film Festival / Chatham, ON (CANADA) – Oct.31, 2008
- Silver Wave Film Festival / Fredericton, NB (CANADA) – Nov.15, 2008
- Trail Dance Film Festival / Duncan, OK (USA) – Jan.16-18, 2009
- NSI Online Short Film Festival, 2011
CBC Download Program, Canada, 2011