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


Jason Bourque


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


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


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Blackfly still resonates.
9 May 2018 | by shelley-janzeSee all my reviews

I saw this indie feature over a year ago, and I still think about it. That means it's a good thriller. Gritty and suspenseful, and you don't know what's going to happen next. The characters are well thought out, and believable. Cinematography captures the environment so well that you feel everything. Jason Bourque has a well written script, superbly directed, and the actors were brave enough to go to some tough places! You won't be disappointed.

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9 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Black Fly See more »

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British Columbia, Canada

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