Based on the novel Tracing Iris by Genni Gunn, The Riverbank is an ingenious psychological thriller, placing at its dark centre a flawed but redeemable heroine, Kate Mason (Kari Matchett, Men with Brooms, 24) a thirty–something social anthropologist returning to the emotional crime scene she reluctantly calls home. While Kate mercilessly unearths the remnants of a life littered with evidence of abandonment, lies and loss, she also unravels the coil that binds her to Iris, the mother she never knew.
Montreal’s John L’Ecuyer’s first feature film, 1995’s Curtis’s Charm, an adaptation of a Jim Carroll story, received a special jury citation as best Canadian feature film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. He has received several Directors Guild of Canada awards for Direction – Television Movie/Mini-Series and Outstanding Television Series – Drama.
The Riverbank was produced by Paul Stephens and filmed in Greater Sudbury.
The Riverbank is distributed in Canada by College Street Pictures.