Shinny: The Hockey in All of Us

This feature documentary captures Canada’s favourite sport in its purest form: on the backyard rink, frozen pond, or icy street where it’s played by men and women, boys and girls, retirees and up-and-comers, prime ministers and plumbers. Director David Battistella explores the unwritten codes learned on ponds and backyard rinks, which are passed down from generation to generation. The film shines its spotlight on a few of the millions in Canada who have written their own rules of this much-loved game.


David Battistella
David Battistella
Gerry Flahive
director of photography
Michael Grippo
sound recordist
Igal Petel
Daniel Ferland
Phil Brouwer
Rob Kazemzadeh
Andrew McKay
Chris Newton
Bob Salter
Adrian Tucker
original music composer
Orin Isaacs
sound design
Steve Munro
foley artist
Jim Eustance
re-recording mixer
Steve Munro
Timothy Mehlenbacher
executive producer
Louise Lore