Charlie Zone

Canada, Runtime: 103 minutes

CHARLIE ZONE is a twisting dramatic thriller set against the drug - ravaged streets of one of Canada's roughest neighborhoods. Avery Paul, a disgraced boxer and ex - convict, is hired to abduct a runaway from a crack house in the city's notorious 'Charlie Zone', and return her safely to her family. But nothing goes quite as planned and nothing is quite what it seems. What follows is a harrowing ride through the underside of a postcard Canadian city, as two lost people attempt to face the darkness - in their world and themselves - and somehow find redemption.

The film is a gritty panoramic of Halifax as it has become in 2011 - one of the most violent and troubled cities in the nation, with its clash between rich and poor, young against old, race against race. The film reflects the multicultural life of Halifax on its margins and in its ghettos, a place where police rarely intervene, where the residents are viewed as less than human. CHARLIE ZONE is compelling and dimensional portrait of a place, its people, and their struggle to survive.
  • Director: Michael Melski
  • Release Date: Friday, 01 March 2013
  • Writer: Joe G. LeClair
  • Producer: Brent Barclay & Tracey Boulton
  • Production: Redemption Pictures Inc.
  • Distribution: Pacific Northwest Pictures

Cast

Glen Gould, Amanda Crew, Pasha Ebrahimi,Mpho Koaho, Jennie Raymond, Cindy Sampson