Where Do White People Go When the Long Weekend Comes? The Wondrous Journey of Delroy Kincaid

Where Do White People Go When the Long Weekend Comes? The Wondrous Journey of Delroy Kincaid

| 7 min

Delroy Kincaid, an artistic 8-year-old boy from a tiny seaside Caribbean village, immigrates to Canada. One day he begins to wonder where his white friends go when the holiday weekends come; because he, like many new black immigrants, doesn’t travel. Delroy’s imagination comes alive and takes him on a wondrous journey through which he tries to understand his new home. The journey also helps him reconcile the death of his beloved grandmother, who taught him how to illustrate. ‘Delroy Kincaid’ is a bittersweet whimsical fantasy that uses live action, animation and illustrations to explore the new immigrant experience without dialouge.

*Chosen to represent Canada at World Expo 2010 by Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage, and Cirque du Soleil. *Selected for film festivals and film markets in France, Toronto, Texas, Boston, Kenya, Trinidad, Durban, South Africa, and premièred at the 25th Chicago International Children's Film Festival. *Made with the support of the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker Assistance Program.

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  • writer
    Powys Dewhurst
  • director
    Powys Dewhurst
  • producer
    Powys Dewhurst
    Andy Marshall
  • cast
    Jwoel Benn
    Stella Umeh
    Ahdri Zhina Mandiela
  • editor
    Jeff Howard
  • photographer
    Rhett Morita
    Joshua Allen
    Powys Dewhurst
  • illustrator
    Ho Che Anderson
    Jason Mackay
  • animator
    Jeff Howard
    Nick Rudnicki
  • art direction
    Rosanna Lagacé
  • music composer
    Benjamin Walken
  • sound mix
    Arthur Zaragoza
  • sound design
    Arthur Zaragoza
  • video post-production
    Mike McConnell
    Steve Lahey
  • actor
    Shane Miller
    Neion George
    Jeff Howard
    Paul Nicholls
    Dulche Felix
    Kai Orion Michaelides Meister
    Sierra Odessa Meister Michaelides
    Roger McTair
    John Hamilton
  • production manager
    Rawl Banton
    Karen Francis
  • production assistant
    Shaukat Muhammad
  • location manager
    Karen Francis
  • makeup
    Omar Roessler
  • hair
    Omar Roessler
  • craft
    Philman George
  • catering
    Philman George
  • production stills
    Jona Stuart
  • production video
    Dave Cardoso
  • gaffer
    JC Jenkins
  • electric
    Edward Hew
  • electric - assistant
    Joe Cesar