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Gun Killers

Gun Killers

| 10 min

In an undisclosed location in rural Nova Scotia, retired blacksmiths John and Nancy Little live a peaceful life, tending to their beautiful vegetable garden and crafting ethereal musical sculptures out of scrap metal. Occasionally, their special skills are put to use by the local police in an effort to protect the daily lives of all Canadians. Steeped in the atmospherics of a taut spy thriller, Gun Killers portrays two ordinary citizens as gentle national heroes.

  • featuring
    John Little
    Nancy Little
  • writer
    Jason Young
  • director
    Jason Young
  • director of photography
    Paul McCurdy
  • editing
    Andrew MacCormack
  • sound design
    Luke Batiot
  • music
    Dave Anderson
    Paul Frehner
    Jason Michael MacIsaac
  • producer
    Rohan Fernando
  • additional cinematography
    Becky Parsons
  • drone operator
    Craig Kennedy
  • sound recording
    Stephen Outhit
    Andrew Rillie
  • additional sound
    Joshua Owen
  • sound assistant
    Yalitsa Riden
  • grip
    Rob Eshelby
  • gun wrangler
    Michel Valcourt
  • production assistant
    Erica Meus Saunders
    Rajnesh Sharma
  • researcher
    Jason Young
  • consultant
    Ricardo Acosta
  • cast
    Christopher Cuthbertson
    Fernando Vaca
  • voice performer
    Bradley Bailey
    Francine Deschepper
    Becca Guilderson
    Darren Jones
    Josh MacDonald
  • casting
    Sky Talent Group
    The Cassidy Group
  • voice recording
    Village Sound
  • production supervisor
    Roz Power
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
    Christopher MacIntosh
  • assistant editor
    Meagan Brown
    John Feron
  • on-line colourist
    Doug Woods
    902 Post Inc.
  • assistant on-line editor
    Robert Carrigan
  • title design
    Robert Carrigan
  • re-recording
    Jean-Paul Vialard
  • digital editing technician
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
    Patrick Trahan
  • sound technician
    Bernard Belley
  • senior production coordinator
    Cheryl Murgatroyd
  • studio administrator
    Camila Blos
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • marketing manager
    Johanna Lessard
  • marketing coordinator
    Jolène Lessard
  • publicist
    Patricia Dillon-Moore
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom


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Ages 15 to 18

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Media Education - Documentary Film
Social Studies - Law

Warnings: Language 

This short uses only recordings of 911 calls to share the story of two individuals and their role in disposing of illegal guns in Nova Scotia. Use as an introduction to gun-control research, debate or essays. Study filmmaking techniques: How does the filmmaker tell a story without scripted dialogue? What visuals were chosen to tell the story? What visual techniques and conventions of documentary film are used to create the story?  

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