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Lovely Mummers

Lovely Mummers

Director: Bhaveek N Makan
Writers: Bhaveek N Makan, Cole Hayley
Canada (Newfoundland & Labrador)
13 minutes

In a small town on the island of Newfoundland, Vanessa, her mother, Jane, and her step-father, Daryl, reside. It is Christmas and Jane wants to say goodbye to her ex husband before he moves to the Canadian mainland. Daryl isn’t fond of this idea, due to her ex’s troubled past. After Jane leaves to see her ex, Vanessa wants to go out and get some birch wood for the fireplace. Daryl tells her that she can only go out if she brings a compass, and if the compass acts odd, to come back right away. Daryl tells her to be weary of fairies in the woods. Daryl then passes out, and wakes up in a different place in the house. He then hears a knock on the door, so he goes and checks, only to see his Jane, bloody, running toward the house.

Avon Ladies Rural Style

Avon Ladies Rural Style

Director/Writer: Rhonda Buckley
Canada (Newfoundland & Labrador)
19 minutes

Avon Ladies... Rural Style is a film showing the irony of a makeup company that became a top seller in Newfoundland in the 60’s. Rural Newfoundland women have been thought of as hearty and in most cases they don’t even wear make up. In the 60’s, women throughout Newfoundland became top sales agents for the country. By comparison, in urban centers Avon ladies walked up a walkway and rang a doorbell to say “Avon calling”. Still, in rural Newfoundland women go door- to door by ATV, hike over cliff sides and around woodpiles in order to sell make up in the community. Avon Ladies uses Super 8 footage, Avon archival TV and print ads and animation to create an innovative commentary that ultimately, a women’s look is her own.