Tragedy strikes a comedic blue collar family as they welcome their third son into the world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harold Ferrell
Laura Ferrell
Sylvain LeCroix
Parking Attendant
Amanda Yipp ...
Bucky Cho
Ronin Wong ...
Charles Cho
Evan Frayne ...
Daniel Stewart ...
Chester's Friend
Cameron Kiff ...
Security Guard #1


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1984: When Jesse Was Born is the story of a blue-collar family as they welcome their third son into their chaotic world. Stuggling through life, Harold Ferrell engages in criminal activity to provide for his family, while fourteen-year-old Danny, a gentle boy in love for the first time, tentatively negotiates his conflicting needs to please his father and to challenge his destructive patterns. Harold's criminal behavior is motivated by the best of intentions, he can't escape the disturbing consequences of his actions. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama






Release Date:

15 August 2005 (USA)  »

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CAD 26,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Very pleasant film. Excellent work!
5 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film was great. From the humorously intense introduction scene, to the sad, tear-jerking ending, this film leaves you with satisfaction. The characters were well thought up, and well casted. The style of the film is very unique, with some narration and great transitions. Christopher Petry really knows what he is doing, and it shows by being able to put such a rich, detailed story into 26 minutes and leaving the audience knowing exactly what is going on.

A great short film, and I think one of many to come from this very talented director!


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