The Sparky Book

 

"Through an articulate feeling of colour and sound and pictures, the movie presents family love and the love in the world that can transcend illness and death.”

    - Michael Winter

 

 

Golden Sheaf Award - YORKTON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

Best Screenplay-  FLICKS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

 

Atlantic Film Festival - HALIFAX

 

St. John's International Women's Film Festival  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.In Newfoundland filmmaker Mary Lewis' live action/animation hybrid short film, a talking goldfish tells us the poignant story of his best friend, Sparky the dog, and Sparky's owner, a young girl suffering from a serious illness. The dog lords an unusual reign on a harbour city, but his bond to the girl is tested when her illness takes a dark turn. The story is evocatively told by the legendary actor Gordon Pinsent.

 

Directed by: Mary Lewis

Produced by: Annette Clarke, Michael Fukushima

Narrated by: Gordon Pinsent

Executive Producer: Kent Martin, David Verrall

 

Watch Film:  https://www.nfb.ca/film/sparky_book