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The Orchard

THE ORCHARD

Short Film | 16 Min | 2015

The Orchard (2015) premiered at Atlantic Film Festival, and Vancouver International Film Festival before going on to win 5 awards at the L.A Shorts Awards including Best Screenplay & Best Director. The film was nominated for several Leo Awards and picked up the Audience Choice Award at CineFest Sudbury International Film Festival (2016) and Short Circuit Film Festival (2017).

"Darcy Van Poelgeest’s daring story structure foregrounds the unthinkable actions taken by these men of violence, ensuring that the drama hinges on the lingering ramifications. The imposing landscape of Spences Bridge is used sublimely, stoking the pervasive sense of dread."

- Vancouver International Film Festival

 

FESTIVAL SCREENING & ACCOLADES

  • BravoFACT Award Recipient

  • Exclusive Preview - Noir Comics in Film / SaskExpo, 2015

  • Official Selection - 35th Annual Atlantic Film Festival, 2015

  • Official Selection - 34th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2015

  • Official Selection - 10th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, 2015

  • Official Selection - 69th Yorkton Film Festival, 2016

  • Official Selection - CineFest Sudbury International Film Festival, 2016

  • Official Selection - Short Circuit Film Festival, 2017

  • Winner - Best Supporting Actress / Maverick Movie Awards, 2015

  • Winner - Best Crime Drama / Texas Ultimate Shorts, 2016

  • Winner - Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director / L.A Shorts Awards, 2016

  • Winner - Audience Choice Award - Best Short Film / CineFest Sudbury International Film Festival, 2016

  • Winner - Best Cinematography - Short Circuit Film Festival

  • Winner - Audience Choice Award - Short Circuit Film Festival

  • Nominated - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor / Maverick Movie Awards, 2015

  • Nominated - Best Short Film (Fiction) / The Golden Sheaf Awards, 2016

  • Nominated - Best Short, Production Design, Male Performance, Picture Editing / Leo Awards, 2016

CREDITS

Produced: Mike Gill/Darcy Van Poelgeest/Lawra Robertson

Directed: Darcy Van Poelgeest

Written: Darcy Van Poelgeest & Ed Brisson

Starring: Aaron Poole/Camille Sullivan/Aaron Douglas

Produced with the assistance of bravoFACT

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