Jamie (Taylor Olson) works as a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp in small-town Nova Scotia. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals and rescues those he can. Adapted from a play by Nova Scotian author Catherine Banks, Bone Cage is a first feature from Halifax actor/filmmaker Taylor Olson that sensitively excavates the tragedy of how young people in rural communities, employed in the destruction of their environment, treat the people they love at the end of their shift.
"Olson pushes against expectations to create an effective, haunting work" - Globe & Mail
Screenings preceeded by a short film
UK, 2021, 11 mins
Dir: Matthew Judge
A young woman ponders whether to enter an open mic session.