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Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Jeff Barnaby / Canada / 2013 / 88 ' / English


Jeff Barnaby & Mathieu Bélanger
Jeff Barnaby
Michel St. Martin
Joe Barrucco
Matt Craig
Jeff Barnaby
Joe Barrucco
Aisling Chin-Yee & John Christou
Casting: Rosina Bucci, Rene Haynes & Vera Miller
Production Manager: Jocelyn Dubois

Awards & Festivals

Winner: VFCC Award, Best Director of a Canadian Film, Vancouver Film Critics Circle, 2014
Winner: Best Canadian First Feature, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013
Nominated: VFCC Award, Best First Film by a Canadian Director, Vancouver Film Critics Circle, 2013
Nominated: Canadian Screen Award, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Genie Awards, 2014
Official Selection: Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, 2013

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

Guided by the spirits of her departed mother and brother, an aboriginal teenager plots revenge against a sadistic Indian Agent.


Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.

At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out her out of St.Ds. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed. 

Her only options are to run or fight … and Mi’gMaq don’t run.


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