From the NFB archives: “First Novel”

Jennifer Cockrall-King passed this little gem on to me this week and I just love it. It’s a little hokey — and on-the-nose like a fly on a farm pig — but the short film about a first-time novelist’s dreams and reality is sweet and, I’m guessing, quite accurate (of the times, at least — Canada has more than 50 book stores today, and that’s in the post-Amazon era).

Watch the movie and pay attention to the screenwriting credits. I think you’ll be surprised!

First Novel by Donald Wilder, National Film Board of Canada

First Novel by Donald WilderNational Film Board of Canada

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