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Bad Coyote

Bad Coyote

| 51 min

This short documentary investigates a perceived threat in the rural Maritimes following a deadly coyote attack in the Cape Breton wilderness. Locals react to the attack by concluding that a new super-species is infiltrating their communities: part coyote and part wolf. But is there any truth to this suspicion, or is the response the result of fear and rumours?

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • writer
    Jason Young
  • director
    Jason Young
  • producer
    Paul McNeill
  • director of photography
    John Walker
  • editor
    Andrew MacCormack
  • original music composer
    Dave Anderson
  • sound design
    Alex Salter
  • sound recordist
    Alex Salter
  • camera assistant
    Becky Parsons
  • additional camera
    Andrew MacCormack
    Kyle Cameron
    Jeffrey Wheaton
  • additional sound recordist
    Aram Kouyoumdjian
    Jon Goodman
  • additional camera assistant
    Gareth Roberts
    Paul Mitcheltree
    Stéphane Sinclair-Fortin
    Edward McInnes
  • additional editor
    Patrick Hachey
  • production assistant
    Peter LeBlanc
    Jason Grant
    Derek Nason
  • assistant editor
    David Mullins
    Lee Cripps
    John Feron
    Chris MacIntosh
    Daniel Corkum
    David Stewart
  • sound editor
    Alex Salter
    Bob Melanson
  • music engineer
    Luke Batiot
  • musician
    Dan MacCormack
    Matt Mays
  • rights
    Elizabeth Klinck Research
  • clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck Research
  • title design
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • transcription
    Connie Littlefield
    Erin Oakes
    Shelley Fashan
  • production supervisor
    Roz Power
    Candice Desormeaux
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
    Jean-François Laprise
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • colorist
    Yannick Carrier
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • marketing manager
    Kelley Alexander
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • production coordinator
    Jenna Ross
    Tara Taylor
  • senior production coordinator
    Isabelle Limoges
  • legal counsel
    Stéphanie L'Écuyer
  • studio administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
    Ravida Din


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Ages 14 to 18

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Geography - Environmental Issues
Media Education - Journalism/News
Social Studies - Environmental Challenges

Analyze the characters’ reactions to the fear generated by Taylor Mitchell’s death. Can these same reactions be seen during other fear-inducing events (a terrorist attack, for example)? Research and discuss what is known about how fear affects humans both physically and cognitively. Does knowing this information change how students view the film’s characters? Examine and discuss how communities try to avoid human-wildlife interactions, such as with grizzly bears.

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