Support Local with Edmonton’s At Home Film Fest

If you’re binge-watching like never before, add these Edmonton-made films to your queue.

Courtesy Trevor Anderson

Clearwater Documentary

Four-time Gemini Award winner Tom Radford has for 40 years produced documentaries for a global audience, focusing on things like First Nations, the oil sands and climate change. The company’s 2011 film, Tipping Point, follows the struggle of First Nations Canadians living with the toxic effects of the Alberta tar sands. Common Ground chronicles the struggle to preserve the public sector in an era of the shrinking state and corporatization of public services.

Finding Bobbi

Written by Avenue contributor Scot Morison, and produced by Reel Girls MediaFinding Bobbi tells the story of Morison’s cousin Bobbi Charlton who, after 50 years in the wrong body, performs as Aunt Eller in an LGBTQ+ production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic Okla¬homa!

Handful of Films

Former Top 40 Under 40 alumnus Niobe Thomspon’s production company has a large catalogue of award-winning documentaries, including 2019’s Equus: The Story of the Horse, which explores the origins of humankind’s incredible partnership with, and enduring love for horses.

Hotbox

Over 100 local cast and crew members came together to create this stoner comedy filmed entirely in Edmonton. Taking place in one night at one wild house party, the film is not for kids, but great for some laughs.

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

Edmonton producer Adam Scorgie documents the life of legendary American-Mexican actor Danny Trejo, chronicling his life from his time in juvenile halls and federal penitentiaries, to onscreen in some of the biggest blockbusters as possibly the most killed actor in history.

Trevor Anderson

Writer-director Trevor Anderson’s films have been shown and won prizes at film festivals around the world (including Sundance). His newest production has been delayed, but you can watch his touching and sometimes surreal film shorts on his website.

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