Jason Bourque started making movies as a kid in the 80s with his camcorder, two VCRs to edit, and the cast was typically neighborhood kids. Since he has directed dozens of films and TV series consisting of all genres and is an expert, all around filmmaker who gets the job done and on budget whether it’s his own films or is hired to direct. His films have been nominated and won numerous awards including his latest film Black Fly, which is about Jake and Noel Henson who are two estranged brothers haunted by a troubled past. Their father died in a hunting accident, their mother committed suicide and over the years they lost touch. After escaping from his abusive uncle, Jake seeks refuge with Noel who now lives with his girlfriend Paula in the old family farmhouse. Located on an isolated island, it’s the perfect place to find solace and re-connect after years of separation. Or so Jake thinks… Soon after his arrival, Jake realizes his older brother has become a hard drinker with an explosive temper. A short fuse of paranoia and abuse has been ignited in the farmhouse and the days unfold with creeping unease. It’s family versus morality as Noel’s psychopathic tendencies propel them all into a nail-biting nightmare. For Jake, he must question “the ties that bind”. Will he be strong enough to stop his brother’s terrifying rampage?
Per the press release, Black Fly is a visceral, backwoods thriller shot in British Columbia, is loosely inspired by writer/director Jason Bourque’s experiences growing up close to Noel Winters, a serial killer in rural New Brunswick. Recently Jason directed the indie success story and controversial thriller “Drone” starring Sean Bean.
BLACK FLY stars MATTHEW MACCAULL as Noel (Disney’s Tomorrowland, Legends of Tomorrow), DAKOTA DAULBY as Jake (Falling Skies) & CHRISTIE BURKE as Paula (Still/Born, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Falling Skies). Produced by Gold Star Productions Inc., BLACK FLY is produced by award-winning producers KEN FRITH (Drone) & ROBYN WIENER (American Mary). Black Fly has just been released on VOD in the US after a successful run on the international scene and being an indie success in Canada.
Be sure to check out Black Fly as it’s now available on Amazon Prime, XBox and Vudu.