Arthur Thomson's "Hold Fast" tells the story of Joey, a lobster fisherman content with the struggle of raising his young family in his rural New Brunswick (Canada) fishing town. It is a town on the Bay of Fundy that has seen generations of young men leave during tough times to make a living elsewhere. When an estranged family member returns from the Alberta oil patch with tales of riches and adventure, Joey’s role as provider, his bonds to family, and his way of life are challenged.

Production Credits

Cast:
Joey JOSH LINTON
Shell LEAH WARREN
Paul KEITH RUTTAN
Janet ELIZABETH GOODYEAR
Truman JACK CUNNINGHAM
Nathan ROWAN GALBRAITH
Cashier CHRISTINE LEBLANC

Crew:

Written, Produced and Directed by ARTHUR THOMSON
Story by ARTHUR THOMSON AND TIM RAYNE
Co- Producer TIM RAYNE
Assistant Director TIM O’NEIL AND TIM RAYNE
Director of Photography MICHEAL GUITARD
1st Assistant Camera BUNTHIVY NOU
Production Designer LARRY TANNAHILL
Music By DARRELL GRANT
Picture Editor NATHALIE RAYNE
Sound Editor BRUCE LEGROW
Production Manager NATHALIE RAYNE
Gaffer TIM O’NEIL
Grip SARAH BOOD
Sound Mixer/Recorder BRUCE LEGROW
ADR GREGG O'DONNELL
Foley JOHN BORN
Stills Photography JENNIFER CHIASSON
Script Supervisor JENNIFER MERSERAU
Locations Manager NATHALIE RAYNE
Craft Services IVY THOMSON
Hair/Make-up CHRISTINE LEBLANC

Music:

"Sargasso” Performed by Modabo
from the album, "Modabo."
Written by Darrell Grant.
SOCAN. ℗ & © 1994. All rights reserved.

"So We'll Go No More A Roving"
Performed by Darrell Grant
from the album, "The Heart Is Like A Wheel."
Lyric by George Gordon, Lord Byron, Music by Darrell Grant.
SOCAN. ℗ & © 2009. All rights reserved.

“If It's Not Broken”
Performed by Modabo
from the album, "Modabo."
Written by Darrell Grant.
SOCAN. ℗ & © 1994. All rights reserved.

"Arabella"
Performed by Modabo
from the album, "The Many And The One."
Written by Darrell Grant.
SOCAN. ℗ & © 1997. All rights reserved.

“The Mermaid”
Performed by Darrell Grant. Traditional.
SOCAN.℗ & © 2011. All rights reserved.

"Water, Water Everywhere"
Performed by Darrell Grant.
Written by Darrell Grant.
SOCAN. ℗ & © 1994. All rights reserved.

Truman's Grace:
"The Fisherman's Son"
From the book "The Mulgrave Road"
By Charles Bruce
Published 1951 by Macmillan Co. of Canada
Used with permission from Harry Bruce, Literary Executer

Special Thanks:
DALE AND LOIS MITCHELL
BRUCE MACDONALD
THOMAS HODD
PETER'S MEAT MARKET
DOOLY'S
MARK'S WORK WEARHOUSE
GREEN'S POINT LIGHT ASSOCIATION
BLOOMFIELD TREASURES
MARK KILFOIL
CINDY HAWTHORNE
LLOYD AND FLORENCE HAWTHORNE
JEFF AND KATHRYN THOMSON
OLIVIA AND SOPHIA THOMSON

Produced with the participation of NB FILM THE NEW BRUNSWICK FILM COOP
Created through the NB Film Short Film Venture Program
Shot on location in DEER ISLAND GREEN POINT FREDERICTON ESTEY'S BRIDGE

© 2011 Arthur Thomson

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