“...an authentically depicted coming-of-age story...an original, engaging tragedy rooted in the media fascination with heavy metal as a doorway to drugs, suicide, Satanism and murder...A worthy effort deserving of a goat-horn salute or two.” - Paul Corupe Canuxploitation

 

“It’s about playing it loud, drinking in the bush, making throwing stars in shops class and throwing up the horns when the spirit moves you.”                                                                                                                                                    - Mike Warkentin Uptown Magazine

 

“A decidedly authentic-looking feature that incorporates facets of The River’s Edge, The Warriors and even American Graffitti

—is worth a look.” - David Schmeichel Winnipeg Sun

 

 

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1984: Year of the Banger...

Clive, Eddie,  Sammy, Tracey, Gomer and Adrian , a close-knit group of “headbanging” friends all have an equal passion for Heavy Metal music, partying and experimenting with the occult and supernatural.

 

When the mutilated body of murdered 12 year-old Mikey Gay (brother of the Hellrats’ feared, trouble-making gang-leader Vinny) surfaces in Sammy’s “Satanic Enshrined” bedroom, all six become prime suspects in the murder.

 

Did one of the six teenagers take their interests in Black Magic a little too far?  Or was Mikey murdered at the hands of someone else?

 

This coming of age tale represents a different side of the 80’s that has never been chronicled until now...

STARRING

Adam Smoluk

R Gallant

Jason Malloy

Mike Silver

Jenny Pudavick

Clayton Champagne

Orlando Carreira

Natasha Reske-Naurocki

Spencer Maybee

David Evans

 

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY

Kevin Doherty

 

FEATURING MUSIC BY

Thor

Anvil

Helix

Brighton Rock

Kick Axe

 

Canada

108 minutes

Dramedy film

2006

 

BLACK BRIDGE

2007 Portland Underground Film Festival—Portland, Oregon USA

2008 ReelHeART International Film Festival—Toronto, Canada

 

 

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“Black Bridge gives an honest and realistic portrayal of heavy metal fans during the 1980’s…presents provocative subject matter in an intelligent and never condescending way.” - Michael Den Boer 10K bullets

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