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Cast No Shadow

This screening took place on
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Written by seasoned St John’s actor Joel Thomas Hynes (and nephew of legendary songwriter Ron Hynes), Cast No Shadow is a film about 13-year-old Jude Traynor, who is attempting to navigate a life of petty crime in a rugged seaside village, and who finds himself trapped between the pressures of his abusive, criminal father, his dark imaginings and the one true friendship he has. 

When Jude’s abusive father is sent to prison, Jude takes refuge with a local recluse named Alfreda who nurtures his active imagination, but warns against using it as a means of escape. When Jude’s father is released, he turns Jude against Alfreda with rumors of her involvement in Jude’s mother’s mysterious death. Haunted by this truth, Jude lashes out at the few people he loves in a misguided effort to protect himself and prove his worth.

Western Canadian Premiere

Director Christian Sparkes and writer/ actor Joel Thomas Hynes in attendance.

Winner of Best Atlantic Feature Film at 2014 Atlantic Film Festival
Nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards including Best Motion Picture

  • Directed by Christian Sparkes
  • 2014, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • 85 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised
Cast No Shadow

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