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The Crown Prince

The Crown Prince

| 37 min

In Crown Prince, Frank Robinson abuses his wife verbally and batters her physically, with frightening consequences not only for her, but also for their sons, Billy and Freddy. A thought-provoking drama, this film explores the complex problems teenagers face in dealing with domestic violence, and shows how one family begins the healing process.

  • director
    Aaron Kim Johnston
  • writer
    Don Bailey
    Aaron Kim Johnston
  • editor
    Ken Rodeck
  • director of photography
    Ian Elkin
  • music
    Dan Donahue
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • cast
    Christian Molgat
    Andrew Bednarski
    Laurissa Kowalchuk
    Neil Munro
    Pauline Broderick
    Garth Dyke
    Chris Emery
    Paul Gray
    Tannis Kowalchuk
    Joyce Krenz
    Craig Walls
  • production manager
    Anne Klein
  • assistant director
    Jack Clements
  • 2nd assistant director
    Liz Jarvis
    Owen Smith
  • 3rd assistant director
    Elizabeth Janzen
  • camera operator
    Charles Konowal
  • assistant camera
    Frank Raven
  • 2nd assistant camera
    Terry Reimer
  • location sound
    Michael McGee
  • boom operator
    Dale Hildebrand
  • continuity
    Leslie Oswald
  • gaffer
    Peter Larocque
  • best boy
    Michael Marshall
  • key grip
    Bill Mills
  • dolly grip
    Bill Mills
  • grip assistant
    Greg Morley
  • set dresser
    Neila Benson
  • props assistant
    Mark Gebel
  • wardrobe
    Suzanne Johnston
  • makeup
    Rita Steinmann
  • hair
    Rita Steinmann
  • production coordinator
    Marie Fournier
  • production assistant
    Olaf Dux
    Anna Marie Boquist
    Chris Morrissey
    Ray Giesbrecht
    Shawn Huntington
  • stills
    Bob Tinker
  • casting
    Vonnie Von Helmolt
  • assistant editor
    Neila Benson
    Allen Schinkel
  • sound editor
    Russ Dyck
  • assistant sound editor
    Linda Madden
  • foley artist
    Andy Malcolm
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • technical coordinator
    Perry Mark Stratychuk
  • studio administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman


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Ages 12 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Media Education - Film and Video Production
Social Studies - Social Policies and Programs

Ask students to debate various attitudes toward spousal abuse and its prevalence (now and in the 1980s). Invite expert guest speakers to inform students and initiate discussion. Encourage students to write about experiences with abuse, examining how we can understand causes and cope effectively. Have media students consider the effect of visual and acting style, as in this ’80s film, and examine how we understand texts through cultural contexts.

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