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The Forty fathom Bank

the forty fathom bank

A screenplay by Darcy Van Poelgeest

Based on a Novella by Les Galloway

Based on a Novella by Les Galloway

San Francisco 1940

Lester is on the brink of losing everything. Desperate to provide for his growing family, he purchases an old fishing boat with his last dollar and finds himself at the onset of a major shark boom.

Knowing nothing of the sea, Lester hires a more experienced fisherman to help him make his fortune but becomes locked in a violent confrontation with treacherous seas, and his own identity.


Written with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.