WOMEN OF THE WEST
Set against the backdrop of a costume house, the lives of four courageous women intersect as they each rise from tragedy
in the strange and wonderful world of Victorian entertainment, carving unique paths for themselves amidst the rapidly expanding frontiers of the West.
WOMEN OF THE WEST
series pilot | 21 min
LOGLINE : Love, death, and the wheel of fortune. Set at the turn of the century across Canada, the US and Mexico, this is the story of Sara. The Victorian romantic is thrust on an unexpected journey when she is suddenly widowed from the love of her life; in striving to provide for her family, she must carve an unconventional path for herself amidst the turbulent landscape of the expanding West.
Left : Ellie Jackson accepting the award for 'Best Actress' for Women of the West at Reel East Texas.
She also accepted the award for 'Best Cinematography' on behalf of Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle.
Right : Ellie and Marie-Michele at the New York City premiere of Women of the West.
Starring ELEANORE JACKSON with MEGHAN RILEY, JOHN MARKLE, NAOMI ALDRICH, GENEVIÈVE MAQUETTE and the glorious landscapes of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Mexico and New York City ...
ORIGINAL CONCEPT COPYRIGHT OF MARIE-MICHELE JASMIN-BELISLE,
8H51 ART DESIGN NOUVEAU CINEMA.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, PHOTOS MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT PERMISSION.
- hand drawn illustrations by Alix Celeste Gleffe -
PILOT SYNOPSIS ( TRT : 21 minutes )
The year is 1901. Sara finds herself back in Winnipeg, after a series of ill-fated moves that have taken her from the shores of Eastern Canada to the Prairies, and down to Mexico.
With two deaths on her hands, she must make a hard decision to save what is left of her family, and leaves for New York City after a strange encounter with a fortune teller.
An old childhood dream is reawakened as life takes one more unexpected turn.
With winning directors
Lawrence Chau ('Justice for Vincent')
and Lynn Hamrick ('Hiro's Table')
Lead actress ELEANORE JACKSON
with writer-director-cinematographer MARIE-MICHELE JASMIN-BELISLE
at the New York premiere of WOMEN OF THE WEST
at the historical Cinema Village theater.