|EVE & THE FIRE HORSE
Winner – Special Jury Prize, Sundance
Produced by Erik Paulsson, Shan Tam, and Yves J. Ma, Written & Directed by Julia Kwan
After a series of misfortunes strike the Eng family, May Lin (Vivian Wu) and her daughters, Eve and Karena (Phoebe Kut, Hollie Lo) turn to Buddhism, Catholicism, and ancient Chinese superstitions to try and take control of their destinies. Touched by the images of Jesus’ suffering, Karena quickly embraces Catholicism and all of its doctrines. Meanwhile, Eve views Christianity and Buddhism as a world of magic and games. Repeatedly, Eve’s imagination gets her into trouble, and Karena sets demanding tasks for her sister on her road to salvation. When a potential misfortune threatens to harm them, Karena and Eve decide they must achieve sainthood in order to save their wayward family and it takes them down a path that will change their lives forever. Seen through the eyes of an imaginative young girl, Eve & the Fire Horse takes you on a wondrous yet deeply felt journey, where family life is strange, childhood lonely and religion perplexing.
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Winner – Jury Prize, Ourense Film Festival
Winner – Vancouver Film Critics Award, Best Canadian Indie Feature
Produced by Erik Paulsson, Written& Directed by Bruce Spangler
Protection is the explosive story of two women locked in battle over the safety of two children. Jane (Nancy Sivak) is a child protection social worker on the verge of burning out. Betty (Jillian Fargey) is a heroin addicted mother of two children. Jane fears Betty=s boyfriend might be abusing the children. As she investigates the case she discovers a loving mother who has lost control of her life. She is confronted with the extremely difficult decision of whether or not to take away the kids. In this line of work, decisions are never black and white, but they can mean the difference between life and death.Writer/director Bruce Spangler was a front-line child protection social worker for five years. He was confronted with these life and death decisions every day. In Protection he takes the audience on an explosive and powerful journey to the front lines.