Noted area author announces plans for a film using local talent in front of and behind the camera.

theartsBy Pepper Parr

August 14th, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

 

When there is a media release from Margaret Lindsay Holton we read it with both interest and anticipation – for we seldom know where she is going to come from or go to next.

Holton is a writer, an artist, a photographer and in her own way a political activist – add to each of these a passion that is usually very focused. With Holton you know you are going to have a robust conversation.

MLH credit Jeff Tessier

Margaret Lindsay Holton Photo by Jeff Tessier

 

I recall the piece she wrote for the Gazette on a gas station attendant who put more gas than she wished to purchase in her vehicle; she wanted him to take out the portion she did not intend to purchase.

Holton’s next initiative is a film based on a published short story Holton wrote.

The Frozen Goose, first published in the critically acclaimed cross-country World War One anthology, ‘Engraved: Canadian Stories of World War One‘ , the story follows a back-woods Canadian family as they cope in the aftermath of The Great War …Their lives have been shattered. There has been Great Loss. And then – a horrific incident occurs that tests the very last shreds of their Survival Capabilities …

Holton will direct; cinematography will be handled by local photographer Mark Zelinski. The intention is to shoot in the first week of February, 2016.

The cast includes two veterans of the local stage;  Leslie Gray, co-founder of Koogle Theatre Inc, and Rod McTaggart – known for his recent performances at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and Theatre Aquarius.

Newcomers to the set include Evan Cook and the brilliant young starlet, Hannah Ralph – of Hamilton.

Frozen Goose logoHolton intends to contribute a percentage of the net revenues to support The Red Cross of Canada.  “Without The Red Cross” said Holton,” life would be very bleak for many throughout the world.”

However, before the cameras can roll funds have to be raised. Holton is launching an IndieGoGo campaign which is an online approach to raising funds.

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3 comments to Noted area author announces plans for a film using local talent in front of and behind the camera.

  • Margaret Lindsay Holton

    FYI. Just heard that my 14 minute #documentary – Harold Dickert: Burlington Luthier’ – will be showing at the Hamilton Music and Film Festival, September 25th-27th.

    Harold makes beautiful stringed instruments from local and exotic woods that have deep tonal resonance and sound clarity.

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    FYI. Just heard that my 14 minute #documentary – Harold Dickert: Burlington Luthier’ – will be showing at the Hamilton Music and Film Festival, September 25th-27th.

    Harold makes beautiful stringed instruments from local and exotic woods that have deep tonal resonance and sound clarity.

  • Questions Raised ....

    Gosh, that’s great Pepper. Thanks for the plug – and no ‘pick up truck’ this time. 😉

    The IndieGoGo campaign for film, The Frozen Goose, will start in early September. People can follow along with the production on Facebook, search for The Frozen Goose.

    Two teaser trailers have been released in advance of the campaign, accompanied by the toe-tapping fiddling of the ever popular Golden Horseshoe fiddler, David Clarence McLean.

    Teaser 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7sEzYYewls
    Teaser 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpeY0HVkCE

    SAVE THIS LINK – http:/igg.me/at/The-Frozen-Goose

    It’s going to be classic!