BUDGE: what happened to Canada's King of Film
"A detailed and affectionate portrait of an independent Canadian screen legend." - filmmaker Atom Egoyan
"A must-read for anyone who loves movies." - Wayne Clarkson, director, Canadian Film Centre
Budge Crawley was Canada's greatest independent filmmaker and his story is a parable of the price Canada paid for its must-see film and festival fame. A dynamic, infuriating man, Budge loved the Canadian landscape, moviemaking and two wives at the same time. Crawley Films won over 500 international awards but was sold for a dollar to pay off its debts. Budge's story is buried treasure for film fans and history-makers.
The Priest, the Witch & the Poltergeist
“This was awesome! Delicious historical fiction with a lesson. A hater priest. A mysterious loner. An unsolved mystery surrounding a poltergeist. Plot twists and chilly images lead to one helluva courtroom showdown. If you like your history with a splash of soap opera, definitely check this one." - Suzanne Rogers, 2013
"A great work of historical fiction." - 1776 Blogspot
The true story of the 1851 Cideville witch trial lies buried in history. A male witch named Felix Thorel, angered at the arrest of his coven leader, cursed two boys living at the Cideville parsonage. Within the month strange noises bedevilled the priest who lived there. He forced Thorel to apologize to the boys, but the noises only grew stranger. The village shunned Thorel and the priest beat him up. "You want a hex?" Thorel cried. "I sue you for slander and assault."
How did a prickly eighteen-year-old girl at the Plumptre School for White-Blouse Professions become Mary Poppins? How did she get her powers?
An origin story for all ages.