Armed with a brand new pink manual typewriter and an illicit pack of smokes, I began writing Mom’s story when I was a ten-year old kid in Netherhill, Saskatchewan. In the midnight hours, I loved the sound of the keys smacking the paper and the magic of those first typed sentences, giving form and permanence to an elusive story that has obsessed me ever since. Now, I share it with you. It’s only a taste. We’re still months from full on production. But, let me know: is this a movie you want to see?
Don’t leave this site please, without giving me your impressions! I promise I will respond to each comment. I want to engage you, the audience, right from the beginning of this epic journey.
In my next blog, I take you behind the scenes as I experiment with dramatization as a useful tool for the film. In what turned out to be a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Traitor’s Daughter, I directed half a dozen ‘re-creations’ of Nazi terror for my national Remembrance Day special, airing on Global TV’s Prime Time Current Affairs Program, 16X9 on November 9th, at 7:00 pm. Let’s just say, the neighbours weren’t impressed.