Imaginary Heroine

Imaginary Heroine

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This short film pays tribute to actress and comedian Mary Walsh. Layering archival photographs of downtown St. John’s and evocative imagery, it tells the remarkable story of a little girl who grew up next door to her family. Inspired by Mary Walsh’s one woman play Dancing with Rage, the film reveals the heart of the unique characters created by Newfoundland’s grand dame of comedy.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2012 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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  • writer
    Sherry White
  • director
    Sherry White
  • director of photography
    Andrew MacCormack
  • cast
    Ella Clarke
  • editing
    Lawrence Jackman
  • sound design
    Lori Clarke
  • sound recordist
    Phillip Cairns
    Mark Neary
  • wardrobe
    Marie Sharpe
  • research
    Wanda Nolan
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din

  • truvei

    Poignant, delightful, honest, funny, beautifully filmed and edited. Poetic narration. Absolutely riveting! It's the way it was for many!

    truvei, 21 Jun 2012