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Black Fly (2014)

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A troubled teenager and his older brother reconnect, setting off a powder keg of buried secrets, paranoia and murder. Inspired by true events.

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Jason Bourque

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Jason Bourque
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Credited cast:
Matthew MacCaull ... Noel Henson
Dakota Daulby ... Jake Henson
Christie Burke ... Paula
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Benson ... Constable Dave Wilkins
Victoria Bidewell ... Eva
Artine Tony Browne ... Marcus (as Artine Brown)
Josh Byer ... Sam
Michael Dickson ... Biker #1
Owen Fielding ... Young Jake
Matty Finochio ... Steve MacNeil
John Hainsworth John Hainsworth ... Hank
Nels Lennarson ... Tom Henson
Harrison MacDonald ... Young Noel
Nik Markovina ... Biker#2
Hilary Marsh Hilary Marsh ... Christine Henson
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Jake and Noel Henson are two estranged brothers haunted by a troubled past. Their father died in a hunting accident, their mother committed suicide and over the years they lost touch. After escaping from his abusive uncle, Jake seeks refuge with Noel who now lives with his girlfriend Paula in the old family farmhouse. Located on an isolated island, it's the perfect place to find solace and re-connect after years of separation. Or so Jake thinks... Soon after his arrival, Jake realizes his older brother has become a hard drinker with an explosive temper. A short fuse of paranoia and abuse has been ignited in the farmhouse and the days unfold with creeping unease. It's family versus morality as Noel's psychopathic tendencies propel them all into a nail-biting nightmare. For Jake, he must question "the ties that bind". Will he be strong enough to stop his brother's terrifying rampage? Written by Gold Star Productions

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Brothers will bleed. See more »

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Actor Dakota Daulby who plays Jake Henson in the movie prefers to go by the nickname Dick Daulby. See more »

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Good Ol' Noise
Written by Michael Dickson
Performed by Michael Dickson
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a solid thriller with lush atmosphere
21 January 2015 | by emrys-218-743705See all my reviews

I was quite impressed with this independent film, which was shot in my home landscape. I've met the director, and know the budget was under $1 million and was shot in 14 days. But the scope of the story was a smart match for this budget; it never felt crippled, nor low-budget. The quality was high throughout.

Black Fly is very well directed, written, acted, filmed, edited, and scored. I was deeply engaged in the narrative from the beginning to the end, worried about the characters, and not able to predict what would happen next.

The landscape was very familiar to me, and was a rich aspect of the film, whether it was the interiors of the home, the forest, or workplace scenes. It was beautifully filmed, while being honest to the landscape, and this gave a rich atmosphere to the story.

Each of the performances were strong. In particular I was engaged by the older brother's performance (Noel, played by Matthew MacCaull), who reminded me of real people I knew in my youth!

I also appreciated the theme of the story, the younger brother try to find a home which was healthy, as best as he could in a very broken situation.


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Country:

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Release Date:

9 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada

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