Production has commenced on the dark psychological thriller Exit Thread. It will be filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada.
‘A young clergyman’s relationships with two women – his lover and his closest friend – are thrown into chaos when his estranged father returns to town to reveal a dark secret that could destroy them all.’
Exit Thread is a Winter Light Production in association with B7 Media. It marks the third collaboration between Canadian Director, Paul Kimball and B7 Media. Based on a script co-written by Paul Kimball and Ron Foley MacDonald, Paul Kimball directs, with Ron Foley MacDonald (Winter Light Productions) and Andrew Mark Sewell (B7 Media) sharing the producing duties.
Kimball explains the origin of the story;
“When Ron and I were writing Exit Thread we committed to pushing the boundaries of the standard love triangle thriller that is such a staple of cinema. We created a cast of characters with conflicting emotions and real emotional depth, and then we placed them in a situation of true peril where the hard choices they have to make could lead to any one of several different outcomes. It unwinds slowly, with lots of twists and turns that will keep the audience guessing right up until the very end. I can’t wait to say “action” and watch it all come together!”
PAUL KIMBALL (Co-Writer/Director)
Paul Kimball has worked as a writer, producer and director for 16 years. From 1999 until 2010 he created a wide variety of acclaimed documentary and arts programming for networks ranging from CBC and TVNZ to Bravo and Space. Since 2010 he has been working exclusively on feature films. His first production was the low budget thriller The Cuckoo in the Clock, which he followed with the science-fiction drama Roundabout. A lawyer and historian by training, Paul is a past president of the Nova Scotia Film and Television Producers’ Association, a former member of the Province of Nova Scotia’s Film Advisory Committee, and was a founding member of the Motion Picture Industry Association of Nova Scotia.
RON FOLEY MacDONALD (Co-Writer/Producer)
Ron Foley MacDonald has worked in the motion picture and television industry for over 30 years, with extensive stints at the National Film Board of Canada, the Atlantic Film Festival, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he worked on myriad projects. He also taught film history for 15 years at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His most recent producing credits include The Cuckoo in the Clock and Roundabout. He is the owner of Winter Light Productions.
ANDREW MARK SEWELL (Producer)
Andrew Mark Sewell is a respected independent filmmaker and radio drama producer/director. His numerous credits include the long-running Bake’s 7 audio series for BBC Radio 4 Extra, along with the recent BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (Radio Production Awards 2014 nominee for Best Sound Design and ‘Best Drama Special’ nominee at 2015 New York International Radio Program Awards), starring Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell; and Sumia Sukkar’s acclaimed The Boy From Aleppo Who Painted The War, set against the background of the Syria crisis. In the world of film he was the UK Producer on Dan Ireland’s award-winning and critically acclaimed film of Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, starring Dame Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend. More recently Sewell has produced the independent films of upcoming Canadian filmmaker Paul Kimball, The Cuckoo in the Clock and Roundabout. Their next collaboration, filming this summer, is the neon soaked thriller, Exit Thread.