title. The Hitch-Hiker

date. 2015

medium. video, B&W, colour, 29m23s

cast. Kelten Jensen, Adam L. Munro, Gin Fedotov, Garrett Bishoff, Claire Ainscough

Stranded in the middle of nowhere after his car breaks down, young mechanic Pete hitches a ride from Frank, an older man travelling alone. As the two men drive through the night, it becomes apparent that Frank's dark and dangerous past will shatter both their lives.

Past Screenings

  • Media Film Festival, Media, PA, USA, 2016

  • SOS Film Collective screening at CASA, Lethbridge, AB, 2016

  • Calgary International Film Fest (CIFF), Calgary, AB, 2015

  • On Location: Member Screening & Directors Talk (CSIF), Calgary, AB, 2015

  • Action On Film Fest (AOFF), Hollywood, CA, USA, 2015 ***Nominated for Best Soundtrack - Short***  ***Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Short***

  • Jasper Short Film Fest (JSFF), Jasper, AB, 2015 ***People’s Choice Award***

Full Cast & Crew

  • Writer/Director - JP Marchant

  • Executive Producer - Robert Wiene

  • Producers - Tiara Adams, JP Marchant

  • Director of Photography - Tiara Adams

  • Production Designer - W. Morris

  • Camera Operator & Gaffer - Tyler Heaton

  • Best Boy (Lighting) - Vincent Varga

  • Key Grip - Guy Croteau

  • Best Boy (Grip) - Brandon Reid

  • Editor - T. Rath

  • Music Composer - Thilo Schaller

  • Additional Music - Gene Strandquist

  • Make up and Special Effects - Jade Brunes

  • Wardrobe - Rae Stephens

  • Dialogue Editor - Joel Varjassy

  • Sound Designer/Sound Effects Supervisor & Re-Recording Mixer - Joel Varjassy

  • Visual Effects - Keith Morgan, Brandon Reid, Tyler Heaton

  • Colourist - JP Marchant, Bryn Hewko

  • Assistant Director - Tiara Adams

  • Script Supervisor - Garrett Bishoff

  • Sound Designer & Foley Artist - Shaun Bellamy, Ethen Lentz

  • Sound Assistant - Emma Strutt

  • ‘A’ Camera 2nd AC - Sterling Clavelle

  • ‘B’ Camera Operator - Joel Varjassy

  • ‘C’ Camera Operator - Corrie Brough

  • Set Photographer - Stacey Ainscough, Joel Varjassy

  • Wardrobe Assistant - Lynne Schaaf

  • Prop-Master - Steve Benson

  • Production Assistant - Dan Hymus

  •  “Angel Soap” Lyrics - Cal & Shelby Wilson

  • Mr Jensen's Stand-In - Mike Jensen

  • Radio Announcers - Braden Alexander, Mark Campbell, Matthew Schaaf, Aaron Taylor, Rob Ursel

  • PR Consultant - Andrew Paul

  • Teaser & Trailer Audio - Chris Morris, Thilo Schaller

  • Trailer Design - Nigel Goodwin, Tyler Skrabek

  • Poster Designs - Aaron Kurmey

  • Website Design - Adam Munro

Additional Music By:

  • Charlie Thompson

  • Roy Kay Trio

  • Wes Dakus and The Rebels

  • Don Cavalli

  • Rex Allen Sr.

  • The Margraves

  • Song “Old Faithful”

  • Rex Allen Sr. Courtesy of Boxer Productions

Special Thanks to the following:

Marie Aitken & Rocky Brunes, Kristine Alexander, Rex Allen Jr., Trevor Anderson, Donal Atkinson, Katrina Beatty, Dariel Bennett, Chris Burt, Don Cavalli, Caryl Swityk Dakus, Paul & Serena Crown, Leanne Elias, Ryan Hatt, Jeff Hänni, Bryn Hewko, Dave Kenney, Aaron Kurmey, Heather Ladd, Jamie MacKenzie, James McDowell, Terry Meier, Melanie Meier & Courtney Atkinson, Andrew Paul, Gary Randa, Skye Perry, Lynne & Dave Schaaf, Matthew Schaaf, Aaron Taylor, Charlie Thompson, Brandon Wynnychuk, 2 Guys And A Pizza Place, City of Lethbridge - Facility and Community Services, King's Crown Farm & Meats, Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA), Rambunxious Entertainment, Lethbridge Association of Media Arts (www. lamaonline.ca), Randa Transport, Shawn Nagy's Super Oldies, Umami Shop Canada, University of Lethbridge Theatre Services, The University of Lethbridge Prop Shop, Wolf Creek Hutterite Colony

 

The Hitch-Hiker was made possible with the generous support of the City of Lethbridge and Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF)