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See Grace Fly

See Grace Fly film poster
Directed byPete McCormack
Written byPete McCormack
StarringGina Chiarelli
Paul McGillion
Tom Scholte
Benjamin Ratner
Jennifer Copping
Megan Leitch
Music byDennis Burke
CinematographyLarry Lynn
Release date(s)
  • September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01) (Montréal World Film Festival)
  • December 3, 2004 (2004-12-03)
Running time91 minutes
Budget$75,000 CAD
 
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See Grace Fly

See Grace Fly film poster
Directed byPete McCormack
Written byPete McCormack
StarringGina Chiarelli
Paul McGillion
Tom Scholte
Benjamin Ratner
Jennifer Copping
Megan Leitch
Music byDennis Burke
CinematographyLarry Lynn
Release date(s)
  • September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01) (Montréal World Film Festival)
  • December 3, 2004 (2004-12-03)
Running time91 minutes
Budget$75,000 CAD

See Grace Fly is an independent film directed and written by Pete McCormack and starring Gina Chiarelli and Paul McGillion. Its dramatic and often heartwrenching plot revolve around siblings, Grace and Dominic McKinley as they struggle to cope with their mother's death and Grace's mental illness.

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Plot

Grace McKinley is a brilliant 38 year-old woman with schizophrenia. When her mother dies, Grace's actions become increasingly erratic. She takes two weeks to report the death, and in that time is sent a shattering message that only she can decipher.

Grace's younger brother Dominic is a repressed yet courageous missionary working in war-ravaged Sierra Leone. Called home to arrange his mother's funeral, he is at the same time forced to deal with Grace's uncertain future and their forgotten past. The problem is, wanted by the police for questioning, and with her life threatened, Grace has disappeared onto the streets of Vancouver, fuelled by an indomitable will to spread her secret to the masses.

Kate Wilkens--Dominic's past love interest and Grace's psychiatrist--and Dominic's childhood buddy James, a priest, combine with Grace's fiercely loyal best friend Gigi and her punchy husband Ralph to round out those searching for Grace. But in the days leading up to the funeral the question of who actually needs to be saved becomes less and less clear, and the truth of Grace's convictions threaten to shatter all Dominic's beliefs, and both of their lives, to where death may be the only way to freedom…

Driven by the courage of love and the agony of mental illness, See Grace Fly slams heart first into faith, death, sex and family, offering a gripping look at the precarious balance between belief and reality.

Cast

Rest of Cast in Alphabetical Order

Press

- Alexandra Gill, the Globe and Mail

- Amy Carmichael, Ottawa Citizen

- La Presse

- John Griffin, The Montreal Gazette

- Maurie Alioff, Cine Festival

- Filmmaker Magazine

Awards (Won)

Awards (Nominations)

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