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DRIFTING SNOW EXPLORES THE POWER OF CONNECTION IN THE FACE OF GRIEF
Shot On Location During a Picturesque Prince Edward County Winter
Available on iTunes Canada, Apple TV and Vimeo On Demand Beginning May 11
Toronto, ON - April XX, 2021 - A striking first narrative feature from award-winning documentary filmmaker Ryan Noth (The National Parks Project, No Heart Feelings), Drifting Snow follows two strangers; Joanne, played by Gemini Award-winning actress Sonja Smits (Videodrone, Street Legal), and Chris, played by Canadian indie musician Jonas Bonnetta, who share a profound bond during an unexpected road trip. Shot on location in Ontario’s breathtaking Prince Edward County, where both Noth and Smits reside, the cast also includes Canadian treasure Colin Mochrie, Jess Salgueiro (Jupiter's Legacy, Mouthpiece) and Rachel Bonnetta (Host, Lock It In). Produced by Fifth Town Films and distributed by Game Theory Films, Drifting Snow will be available on iTunes Canada, Apple TV and Vimeo On Demand beginning May 11, 2021.
Noth examines loss, isolation and friendship in this story of parallel journeys colliding. Chris, an aspiring filmmaker who must cope with failing eyesight and the recent loss of his mother; and Joanna, a widow coming to terms with the rituals of daily life after losing her husband (Mochrie), set out on a road trip together after a nighttime car accident. As the pair drive, their drifting memories reveal parallel experiences, helping each of them shift the focus of their destination. Cinematographer and co-producer Tess Girard (As the Crow Flies) captures Prince Edward County’s serene yet brutal winter landscape beautifully, establishing it as a character in its own right.
“Over a decade ago I retreated from Toronto for a more rural lifestyle in Prince Edward County, and was welcomed in by a community of artists, environmentalists and farmers,” said Ryan Noth, Director, Drifting Snow. “My new found isolation and the time I spent exploring country roads and commuting back to the city on the highway became the inspiration for this film; using the idea of moving through the landscape as a trigger for unlocking memories.”
Written/Directed by: Ryan Noth
Produced by: Ryan Noth, Tess Girard
Music by: Jonas Bonnetta
Starring: Sonja Smits, Jonas Bonnetta, Colin Mochrie, Rachel Bonnetta, Jess Salgueiro
About Game Theory Films
Game Theory Films is a boutique feature film distribution company based in Toronto, Ontario, established in 2018. Game Theory is committed to the strategic release of theatrical feature films within the Canadian marketplace. Our aim is to partner with diverse emerging new voices to ensure their work receives a targeted and dynamic release strategy. With a small passionate staff, we offer a personal touch, and are available to our partners throughout the life of their films from development through release.