3 Gif Moments From Montreal-Made Feature Film The Game Warden

3 Gif Moments From Montreal-Made Feature Film The Game Warden

Filed under: 
Movies & TV

The Game Warden is a Montreal-made feature film written and produced by Bret MacDonald, and directed by his partner Erik Mockus. The storyline revolves around the life of a Wildlife officer who deals with his anxiety disorder after something tragic happens to his life. Having applied for grants with no luck, they decided to go the independent way and inject $5000 of their own money in the project. The end result looks like a film that most producers can't even do on a half a million dollar budget.

They are premiering The Game Warden on March 31st at Le Theatre Corona in Montreal, so we asked them to give us a glimpse of the movie by submitting 3 of the best moments captured in gif, and they delivered. Scroll through the moments below and read out quick interview after the jump:  

How would you describe The Game Warden in under 140 characters? 

The Game Warden is the story of Dan, a Wildlife Officer who loses his grip on reality due to self-inflicted guilt after a bear attack claims the life of his son. 

How long did it take you to put this short movie together? 

Actually, most people think that it is a short film seeing that we had such limited financial resources, but The Game Warden is a full feature. The film runs just over one hour and forty minutes. We shot it over a year, mostly on week-ends and holidays seeing we also each hold regular day jobs.  The process let us incorporate the full spectrum of our Canadian seasons, so our confined means ended up adding to the visual story. 

How much of your personal experience dealing with anxiety is injected in The Game Warden?

As a writer, my relationship with anxiety is heavily weaved into most of my work. In my early twenties I experienced a bout of panic attacks that at moments made me feel like I was losing my mind. The director of The Game Warden, Erik Mockus, did a fantastic job of capturing that feeling in a subtle manner. Many films portray anxiety like something only a crazy person is afflicted with. Erik was able to tackle the topic in a way that makes it a lot more accessible to the average person.

Watch The Game Warden on March 31st at Theatre Corona. 

www.thegamewardenfilm.com

Share this article

Comments

Content Stream

Summer is just around the corner, and these guys are ready to blow it up. MaxRuest , one third of Morpheus' Arms (which we've covered in the past here ), teamed up with the rest of his group, W.W , Vinny Bombay , and socialite Jemcee for the ultimate RapKeb music video to kick off the good weather...
Wanna get your feet in a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Triple White? Off The Hook , your fave Montreal premium streetwear store is teaming up (again) with Frenzy , the most unique marketplace app to let you cop a pair of Yeezys through what they call a Dropzone event. It's simple, you get the Frenzy...
Perfect timing for a feel-good song about your city. adhoc just released visuals for the infectious tune "my city" inspired by Montreal. The catchy hook and chorus will stick with you for a while as you bump this all throughout the summer celebrating what MTL has got to offer. The visuals, directed...
Montreal has seen a lot of good acts come and go. The thing with Speng Squire , we believe that he is here to stay. We previously stumbled upon his debut music video for "In The Fire" and we couldn't help but do a double-take, wondering where the hell this guy came from. With his debut music video...
Immerse yourselves in Lust 's world. Montreal-based Lust is going to make his mark on the scene with his latest release. His music is produced in a way where he taps into your dark emotions and helps translate them onto music that almost heals you for a few minutes. You'll find yourself dazing off...
Setting a new musical tone. Del Bel offers up a wide array of musical genius through their dark, enchanting music founded on the basis of pushing the boundaries of artistic process. They are known to have everyone expect the unexpected through unusual collaborations that end up being the foundation...
WILL is one to watch out for. Better known as Keisha Williams , this Toronto-based independent artist has officially made it onto our radar with her latest release. "Palisades" is WILL 's latest tune, accompanied by visuals that will get you going as soon as you hit play. Her soul-binding voice...
Montreal is a digital arts capital, 3rd in the gaming world, 4th global hub in the visual effects industry and a new vector in virtual reality and artificial intelligence. The fourth edition of the Montreal Digital Spring festivities is here, and is proposing a whole slew of activities related to...
French Canadian singer AIDA kickstarts the summer with her new tune and 80s inspired visuals. The funk-style tune, produced by Fresco Klüb , gave AIDA the urge to look up to her mom's personal stories growing up in the 80s era and offer up a nostalgic yet refreshing take in this day and age. "Let's...
Man! Canadian Music Week is in its 35th year. That's 35 years of pure music biz #flex AND contribution towards North America's accelerating music industry. You and I both know the wise mon that once said, "... started from the bottom, now we here," and those words my friends, have never been more...
If you haven't watched the first part, click here first. Following up on his last release, Allan Rayman just dropped Vol. 2 of his short film "Verona's Obsession" and we just can't get enough. Set to "Wolf" off his Roadhouse 01 concept album, the film follows him as he escapes the previous...
EVERY SUNDAY. We feature the best underground tracks & remixes, and most of them are up for free download. We prioritize Canadian producers and acts but it is not exclusive. Every Sunday, we'll round-up all of our favourite remixes and tracks we've received through submissions and lay them out...