MARY JANEWAY: LEGACY OF A HOME CHILD

By Jeremy MAJOR

THE SHOOTING EYE - as PROD

Historical - Development 2016

Based on a novel and inspired by a true story, Mary Janeway: Legacy of a Home Child (working title) is a feature film for a family audience about an orphaned Scottish girl who is enslaved on a Canadian farm while searching for family and a sense of belonging in the 1890s.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jeremy MAJOR
    • Writer(s)
    • Jeremy MAJOR, Mary PETTIT
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeremy MAJOR (The Shooting Eye), Kelly CARNEY (The Shooting Eye)
    • Synopsis
    • There was a time in Canadian history when children were a commodity. For some fifty years around the turn of the century, young orphan boys and girls in Britain were torn from their siblings and friends then shipped to Canada. Enslaved on farms and only given freedom at age 16, many lost their entire childhood to a working life and ill-treatment. It is a part of Canada's past that has been kept far too quiet and for too long. They are called “Home Children” and their stories are often tragic. Many spent their lives searching and hoping to find a sense of family, belonging, and love. This is the story of one such child... Mary Janeway.
    • Partners & financing
    • Seeking Great Britain co-production partner
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