Pirate's Passage

Animation, Children's & Youth, Family

Region: Ontario and Nunavut

Year of Production: 2015

Pirate’s Passage is set in Grey Rocks, a town on the south shore of Nova Scotia that was famous in the 18th century as a pirate’s port. It’s 1952 now, our protagonist is a 12-year-old lad who is about to become a wonderful man. Jim Hawkins suffers daily the wartime death of his father at sea and the schoolyard bullying of the son of his widowed mother’s nemesis, Roy Moehner, the man contriving to foreclose on their livelihood, the town’s storied Admiral Anson Inn. This is a battle his mother’s losing until Captain Charles Johnson’s small sailboat blows in on a November storm. Life changes for everyone when this perennial Pirate ensconces himself at the Inn. For he’s been there before in Grey Rocks, in 1717, what he knows about the Inn and her tunnels, about Pirates and a just life, gloriously informs Jim, his mother, our story, us all. 

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Martin's River Ink, Inc.

DIRECTOR: Jamie Gallant, Mike Barth

SCRIPTWRITERS: Brad Peyton, Donald Sutherland

Cast/Participants: Donald Sutherland, Gage Munroe, Carrie Anne Moss, Megan Follows, Kim Coates, Rossif Sutherland, Paul Gross, Gordon Pinsent, Terry Haig, Colm Feore

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Kidscreen Awards