Hana Sofia Lopes
A Shadow Shows/Goodbye Productions film
Directed By Colin Brunton
Written By Colin Brunton, David McFadden, John Pearson
Produced By Colin Brunton, Bruce McDonald
Original Score by The Gun Club, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
Editor Bruce McDonald
Production Designer Ingrid Jurek, Mara Ravins
1988 | 35mm | Color | 26 Minutes
In 1959 two Canadians flew to the moon in a home-made rocketship, a full ten years before Apollo 11, but were too modest to tell anyone about it. Industrial filmmaker Brownie McFadden, contracted to make a film about blind cyclist Larry Hudson (who is riding across Canada guided only by instinct and a superior sense of smell) discovers an intriguing letter and sets out across Canada in pursuit of the amateur astronauts.
The winner for Best Live Action Short at the 1989 Genie Awards (Canada’s version of the Oscars.)
Starring Gerry Quigley and Larry Hudson, with music by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and Jeffrey Lee Pierce (of The Gun Club.) 22 minutes, colour. “Directed by Brownie McFadden,” Written by John Pearson and Colin Brunton; based on a short story by David McFadden.