THE DOCTOR'S CASE  -  JAMES DOUGLAS

BC DRAMA - 1hr 5min  @THE SUNSET THEATRE - 8PM

"When a diabolical English lord is murdered, Sherlock Holmes and Watson must unexpectedly exchange roles in order to solve the perfect locked room mystery."

Based on the short story by Stephen King, "The Doctor's Case" was made in BC, and shot in part with Barkerville cast and locations. The film has already screened at a dozen film festivals worldwide, picking up several awards along the way. We are now excited to share it with Wells, BC!

Check out the trailer here. And the website here.                  TICKETS - $10

END OF FESTIVAL

DAY 2 -  SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th

​​ABOUT:
The Moonrise Film Festival finds today’s great and emerging filmmakers, and showcases their work each year in the heart of the Cariboo at the historic Sunset Theatre in Wells, BC. We pride ourselves on screening freshly independent animation, documentary, experimental, and fiction films from across Canada and around the world. Since our inception, we've screened over 230 short and feature films, with over 40 filmmakers attending our festival, participating in intimate Q&A sessions! 

​Our 2018 season is now over. See our AWARD WINNERS here!







And check out our entire 6TH SEASON below.

​​​​​​NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL  -  KATHLEEN HEPBURN

BC DRAMA - 1hr 52min   @THE SUNSET THEATRE - 8PM

"A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.​"

The full-length film debut of BC writer/director, Kathleen Hepburn, Never Steady, Never Still is a Canadian family drama, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Nominated for 8 Canadian Screen Awards, this is a real treasure that we are thrilled to share with the Cariboo!

​Check out the trailer here. And the website here.

TICKETS - $10

SHORT FILMS - ​​​​​PART 1
90 min  @THE JACK O'CLUBS - 4PM


A mix of comedy, drama, documentary, experimental, and animated film! Here is Part 1 of this year's best submitted short films from BC and around the world.
 
Screening at the Jack O' Clubs! Snacks will be available at intermission. Be sure to get your food/drinks before and after the show!

​TICKETS - $10

DAY 1 -  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th

HEEL KICK!  -  DANNY MAC & IAN MACDOUGALL

BC COMEDY - 1hr 25min   @THE SUNSET THEATRE - 8PM

"Two backyard wrestlers decide to go pro. Unfortunately for them, they suck.​"

This BC-made 'documentary' chronicles the trials of wannabe pro-wrestlers, Reggie (Danny Mac) and Maurice (Chris Wilcox). Despite lacking any trace of athleticism, intelligence or drive, these backyard grapplers are certain they'll become the next big thing in the business... but can they handle the gut-busting, side-splitting pain along the way?

Nominated for 3 Leo Awards, and crowned as the funniest wrestling movie of all time, Heel Kick! is an "...incredibly entertaining, hilarious, and heartfelt film". - Toronto Film Scene

Check out the trailer here! And the website here!

​TICKETS - $10

DAY 3 -  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th

SHORT FILMS - ​​​​​PART 2
90 min  @THE JACK O'CLUBS - 4PM


A mix of comedy, drama, documentary, experimental, and animated film! Here is Part 2 of this year's best submitted short films from BC and around the world.

Screening at the Jack O' Clubs! Snacks will be available at intermission. Be sure to get your food/drinks before and after the show!

TICKETS - $10