Monkey Beach is a supernatural mystery. Layering tragedy, humor and redemption, it tells the story of Lisa, a rebellious young woman who must accept her true heroic nature in order to save Jimmy, her brother who is lost at sea. Monkey Beach is set in the magnificent forests and waterways of the Pacific Northwest and the Haisla village of Kitamaat. Haisla cultural stories are woven into the contemporary lives of Lisa and her family, along with a cast of otherworldly characters including ghosts and Sasquatches – the ‘monkeys’ of Monkey Beach.
I remember getting this call! I immediately started working. I love Eden Robinsons work. I connect to her characters. Being in Kitimat filming was spectacular. I loved when Eden would show up. It was so perfect, standing beside her and asking her “is this what you saw when you wrote this?” and the best was at the spfx studio and she was speechless watching Sam and Loki. It was an honour to help create the visual of this script. I had so much fun working with Mike. One of the best phone calls to an actor.
I have some brilliant behind the scenes photos and footage. I’ll share soon.
Watch the trailer!