Roadkill


Feature Film. 1989

Cast

Valerie Buhagier
Don McKellar
Gerry Quigley
Larry Hudson
Bruce McDonald
Shawn Bowring
Mark Tarantino
and Joey Ramone

Credits

A Mr. Shack Motion Pictures Ltd. Production

Directed By Bruce McDonald
Written By Don McKellar
Story By Bruce McDonald
Produced By Bruce McDonald, Colin Brunton
Executive Producers Mr. Shack, Danny Salerno
Original Score by Nash The Slash
Editor Mike Munn
Director of Photography Miroslaw Baszak
Sound Steve Munro

1989 | 35mm | B&W | 85 Minutes

Canadian Home Video: Video Service Corp.
International Sales Agent: Shadow Shows Rights Management



Synopsis

A rock and roll road-trip comedy set in Northern Ontario, Roadkill follows Ramona, a timid assistant to a venal rock promoter, as she travels to Sudbury looking for a band that hasn’t shown up for four gigs in a row. On the way, she meets a pot-smoking cab driver, a delusional music-video crew and an aspiring serial killer who cautions Ramona about the “weirdos out there.” On these lonely, lunar roads Ramona seems to meet practically everyone except the guys she’s gone to look for. A voyage of loud music and self-discovery, Roadkill is one of the key films in what has come to be known as the Toronto New Wave.

Accolades

Toronto International Film Festival (World Premiere)
Berlin International Film Festival (European Premiere)

2 NOMINATIONS – Genie Awards, Best Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay
WINNER – Best Canadian Film, Toronto International Film Festival

“…may be the best ever rock ‘n roll movie.”
John Griffin, Montreal Gazette