Night Work: A Sawchuk Poem Starring Des Walsh, Phil Churchill, Lois Brown. Shot on location in Beachy Cove, Newfoundland. Based on the prose poems of Randall Maggs.
A poignant reflection of hockey legend Terry Sawchuk, this dramatic short underscores his lasting impression on a young man in a small Newfoundland town, to whom he is both hero and human.
Director Justin Simms on making the BookShorts Film based on Randall Maggs epic prose poem: “For ten years, Randy immersed himself in the cult and culture of hockey in the early days of the sport, before they wore much equipment, before a goalie wore a mask. What kind of man puts himself in the path of a rubber missile travelling straight to his head at the velocity of a Bobby Hull shot? That’s what we explore in the film.”
Premiered at Atlantic Film Fest, Moving Stories Film Fest, St. John’s Women’s Film Fest, and now available for screenings.
(c) BookShorts Literacy Program. Produced by BookShorts & Newfound Films with the assistance of Brick Books, Canadian Heritage, Newfoundland Labrador Film Development Corp.