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The Valley Below (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 September 2014 (Canada)
The Valley Below is a multi-narrative drama that chronicles the life of a small town in the badlands of Alberta over the course of one year.

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Kyle Thomas

Writer:

Kyle Thomas
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Bogaert ... Gordon
Alejandro Rae ... Barry
Kris Demeanor ... Warren
Lori Ravensborg ... Susan
Mandy Stobo Mandy Stobo ... Ada
Mikaela Cochrane ... Kate
Alana Hawley ... Jill
Joe Perry Joe Perry ... Henry
Carrie Schiffler Carrie Schiffler ... Shawna
Graeme Black Graeme Black ... Byron
Zoe Glassman Zoe Glassman ... Dana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colin Bradley Colin Bradley ... Matt
Rohan Campbell ... Ben
Tom Carey ... Dr. Powell
Brad Dow Brad Dow ... Staff Sgt
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Told through a series of interweaving dramatic stories, The Valley Below chronicles the life of a small town over the course of one year. The film's protagonists include a pregnant teenager, a hard-drinking musician, a reclusive taxidermist, and an ambitious RCMP officer. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Down in the Valley See more »

Filming Locations:

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

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Production Co:

North Country Cinema See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The giant green and yellow Tyrannosaurus Rex statue is located at the visitor centre in Drumheller, Alberta. Visitors can climb inside and see a view of the town from inside the dinosaur's mouth. See more »

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The Albertan Condition
20 December 2015 | by org1andrewSee all my reviews

The Valley Below is Kyle Thomas's directorial debut of a feature-length film and I have to say I'm impressed, especially with the writing. Coming from BC, I always wondered why Albertans are the way they are, and while this movie doesn't exactly answer that, it does give a glimpse of the Albertan condition in various forms: teenage love, alcoholism, family ties, marriage, responsibility, solitude, community and helplessness. Whether a pregnant woman, a drunk man, an optimistic and caring police officer, a successful artist, or whatever, nobody can seem to escape the inward pull of Alberta, the refusal to let go of the last economic haven in Canada.

I admit I only discovered this film on an Air Canada flight, and it was somewhat surreal that the film ended just as we were coming over Alberta. I looked out the window and wondered what kind of enchanting, mystical things were going on down there right at that moment. A first kiss on a deserted mountain range? A drunken brawl in a shady bar? Perhaps one day I will escape to Alberta, and find myself yearning for the condition that shields me from the horrors of the outside world. I hope this filmmaker continues to explore Alberta in its authethenticity.


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