Directed by – Marc Almon
Produced by – Nona MacDermid
Edited by – Shawn Beckwith
When his children left home years ago, renowned storyteller Calum MacLeÃ²id lost not only his family but his most treasured audience. One stormy night, Calum confronts the Baron of the Wind, a mystical being from his stories, and demands his children be returned. The old man promptly falls dead. From distant points the MacLeÃ²ids assemble to attend their fatherâ€™s wake. But the deceased Calum has a surprise ending in store for them yet.
Nominated for a Genie Award for best live action short film, The Wake of Calum MacLeodÂ is a historic venture into one of the worldâ€™s most renowned oral storytelling cultures.
Shot in the spectacular highlands of Cape Breton and featuring Gaelic storyteller Aonghas MacLeÃ²id and music by internationally-acclaimed signer Mary Jane Lamond, The Wake of Calum MacLeodÂ is a true original, â€œa short film but a big deal â€¦ a beautifully made, intense version of a short but tall tale.â€ (The Globe and Mail)
Produced with a grant awarded byÂ bravoFACTÂ (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), aÂ division of Bell Media Inc.