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A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON released on vod

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to report A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON is finally set for release!

Described as “a whisper through sprawling forests and highway towns, carved from the landscapes of Newfoundland,” the Western-Noir feature from filmmaker Justin Oakey will be available on VOD across Canada this on Friday, October 2, 2020. And if you’re lucky enough to live in Newfoundland you’ll be pleased to know there will also be select screenings a the Cineplex Cinemas in Mount Pearl, NL.

A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON still picturing Stephen Oates

We had the great pleasure of catching up with Mr.Oakey in Halifax last September, when A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON made its world premiere at the 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. Fortunate to be the moderator for the Director’s Guild of Canada’s panel where Justin was joined by fellow Newfoundlander Melanie Oates (BODY & BONES) and Nova Scotia’s Heather Young (MURMUR) pictured below. It was truly great to gain some insight into this visually haunting crime thriller along with his process for production and his great love of the homeland.

We had a great chance to chat with filmmaker Justin Oakey on SEA AND BE SCENE… And HEARD – just click here for that, and be sure to check out the trailer and stream/screen A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON as soon as you’re able!



Newfoundland filmmaker Justin Oakey’s (Flankers, Riverhead) crime thriller A Fire in the Cold Season will be released October 2 on iTunes Canada, on-demand, and with select Cineplex Events screenings at Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl (St. John’s, NL), starting October 2.

Directed by Justin Oakey (Flankers, Riverhead) and written by Kaela Babstock and Justin Oakey, A Fire in the Cold Season stars Michaela Kurimsky (Firecrackers, Hudson & Rex) and Stephen Oates (Black Conflux, Little Dog, Under the Weather).

A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON still picturing Michaela Kurimsky

Filmed in Newfoundland, A Fire in the Cold Season is a gritty crime thriller that follows reclusive fur trapper Scott (Stephen Oates, Little Dog, Frontier) and heartsick mother-to-be Mona (Michaela Kurimsky, Firecrackers, Hudson & Rex). When Scott finds a dead body in the remote wilderness, he and Mona are thrust together entangling them in a world of violence and crime. Oakey’s previous short film Flankers, won the A&E Short Filmmakers Award at the NSI Online Short Film Festival (2016).

DGC event moderator Stephanie Beaumont with Heather Young, Justin Oakey and Melanie Oates

The film’s dramatic score was composed by Kimmo Helén (Canary, Alisa) and Mat McNerney (The World Is Burning).

A Fire in the Cold Season made its world premiere at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival (2019) and screened at Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival (2019) and the Stockfish Film Festival (2020).

For more on the Film visit their Facebook page @afireinthecoldseason and follow on Instagram @afireinthecoldseason

Follow filmmaker Justin Oakey on Intagram @justinoakey

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