Updated: Jan 15
‘February’s Dog ‘ and the plot centres around two oil field workers that get laid off and struggle with the false promise that they will be rehired in three months’ time. The struggle leads to depression and a dark ending.
It is based on what many in the region of Alberta have faced do to the economic struggles because of the falling oil industry during this time period.
The cast and crew have filmed in various locations including at Marv’s Classic Soda Pop Shop and AG Foods in Black Diamond, the Powder Horn Saloon in Bragg Creek, CL Ranch, and in around Calgary and Okotoks and High River.
The film stars Paul J. Chinook, Quinn Teechma, Kevin Davey, Will Webster, Sarah Wheeldon, Dan McDougall, Doug Wilson, Sheridan Pierens, Felipe Paredes and more.
February’s Dog takes place in Alberta in modern time and is set against the beautiful and iconic back drop of the Canadian Rocky Mountains under a shroud of winter snow.
It follows 2 uniquely different, yet typical men. Dale Walters is a very charismatic and lighthearted man that works hard to enjoy a life of adventure and excitement. Nigel Loggins is a military veteran that is quiet and calculated in his approach towards life. The film opens with these two men as they are finishing up work on a Friday. They get called into the office at the end of the day and are laid off by their boss Arthur Newbury; a very clean cut, to the point, middle aged manager. They are told abruptly by Arthur that this is just temporary, and that they will be back at work in 3 months as soon as market oil prices recover.
Dale and Nigel leave and begin their own unique journeys in the world of unemployment. The Alberta economy turns very bad and the downturn lasts longer than anyone anticipated.
Will tell us about your role in February's Dog
I played the role of Jedd Wilson, A devoted family man and father of to his two sons. He will go to the ends of the earth for his family, nothing ever seems to bother him or drag him down
What was your first feeling about your character when reading the script?!
When I first read the script and how Jedd was I knew it would challenge my acting ability.
What was your experience on set like?
Amazing, Candace and Louis and the whole crew helped me relax I was so nervous it was my first time acting in front of a camera and saying lines. But with help from Paul AND Kevin I feel I really made Jedd come alive.
KEVIN DAVEY ON SET WITH WILL
What actors are you inspired by?
Robert De Niro
Chris Farley And Tom Hanks
What do you think audiences will think of the film?
I think the message we're delivering will open people's eyes about mental health and how the downturn in Alberta affected everyone.
What is your advice for new artists/actors?
To quote Tom Hanks show up on time, relax and take it all in, and the number one thing
never think you are bigger than the world. cause it can change with a drop of a hat.
What hobby do you have that you think helped you with your role?!
I actually used some personal events to help prepare for this role.
When did you first get into film and TV/ the arts?
Fall of 2016, my first time on set was background on Heartland. and after that I was hooked
What do you have coming up for 2020 in your life/career?!
Just taking the year 2020 one day at a time living life to the fullest.
What is your social media for fans to follow you?
Facebook - Will Webster
Instagram - ww_0122
Twitter - @willwebster0122
LAST DAY OF SHOOTING FEBRUARY'S DOG WITH MOST OF THE CAST AND CREW
Starring and created by Paul J. Chinook as (Dale Walters Writer/Producer), also starring Kevin Davey as Nigel Loggins, Quinn Teechma as Emily Walters, Doug Wilson as Arthur Newbury, William Webster as Jedd Wilson, Sarah Wheeldon as Kate Carter, Jill Maria as the Store Clerk, Sheridan Peirens as Tamara, Dan McDougall as Pastor Frank, Felipe Paredes as Jimmy Walters, Scott Dumas as Fertility Doctor, Stephanie Wilson as Marv’s Diner Waitress and Marianne Hutchings as Nurse Jean.
Production: Jose Luis Gonzalez Cinematographer, Directed by Candace Gonzalez and LnC STYLE as the 1st AD. Paul De Toit Schreve Sound Technician, Camera Operator Derek Wilder and Mardell Chinook Executive Producer.
February's Dog Directed by Candace Gonzalez and created by Paul J. Chinook, will be in Alberta theatres this year. Stay tuned for the trailer.
KEVIN DAVEY AND PAUL J. CHINOOK
I'M HERE WITH PR