The Resource Random passage, BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Ltd. ; a Canada/Ireland co-production ; Cité-Amérique/Passage Films Canada in co-production with Subotica Entertainment/Full Works Ireland ; produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly, Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley ; written by Des Walsh ; drected by John N. Smith, (videorecording)

Random passage, BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Ltd. ; a Canada/Ireland co-production ; Cité-Amérique/Passage Films Canada in co-production with Subotica Entertainment/Full Works Ireland ; produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly, Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley ; written by Des Walsh ; drected by John N. Smith, (videorecording)

Label
Random passage
Title
Random passage
Statement of responsibility
BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Ltd. ; a Canada/Ireland co-production ; Cité-Amérique/Passage Films Canada in co-production with Subotica Entertainment/Full Works Ireland ; produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly, Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley ; written by Des Walsh ; drected by John N. Smith
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This mini-series follows the fortunes, mostly misfortunes, of a group of Irish and English immigrants who come to Newfoundland in the early 19th century. Hoping for a better life, they find themselves instead in the remote, unpopulated, and hostile landscape of Cape Random, struggling to survive. The settlers face extremely harsh conditions and catastrophes that range from devastating storms to bear attacks, yet the small outport community staggers on. The story revolves around the capable Vincents, who run the cod fishing industry; enigmatic Thomas Hutchings, bookkeeper for the absentee owner of the fishing rights; the Andrews family, evicted from their home in England; and Mary Keane, orphaned Irish tenant girl, who shrinks from nothing in the fight for survival. Wrestling their existence from sparse soil and the capricious ocean, the strength and endurance of these early settlers--especially the women--is at the center of this narrative of what life must have been like in these remote places 200 years ago
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Pierre Letarte ; editor, Jean-Pierre Cereghetti ; original music, Stephen McKeon ; production designer, Normand Sarrazin ; costume designer, Michèle Hamel
Dewey number
791.45/72
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.R36 2008
PerformerNote
Colm Meaney (Thomas Hutchings), Aoife McMahon (Mary Keane), Deborah Pollitt (Lavinia Andrews), Daniel Payne (Ned Andrews), Michael Sapieha (Frank Norris), Brenda Devine (Jennie Andrews), Ruth Lawrence (Hazel Andrews), Darragh Kelly (Tim Toope), Mike Daly (Ben Andrews), Mary-Lynn Bernard (Sarah Vincent), Michelle Rex (Meg Andrews), Philip Dinn (Josh Vincent), Mary Walsh (Mrs. Armstrong), Andy Jones (Mr. Armstrong) [Principal players]; Jessica Paré (Annie Vincent), Kevin Lewis (Ezra Vincent), Geraldine Hollett (Patience Andrews), Andrew Vokey (Joe Vincent) [Part 2]; Céline Bonnier (Ida Norris), Sarah Power (Fanny), Ryan Black (Toma), Michael Clarke (Peter Vincent), [Part 3]; Pat Laffan (Bishop) [Part 4]
Runtime
360
Technique
live action
Label
Random passage, BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Ltd. ; a Canada/Ireland co-production ; Cité-Amérique/Passage Films Canada in co-production with Subotica Entertainment/Full Works Ireland ; produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly, Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley ; written by Des Walsh ; drected by John N. Smith, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novels "Random Passage" and "Waiting for Time" by Bernice Morgan
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 2001
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Disc 1, Part one:
  • Life in England -- Newfoundland -- New beginnings -- Dire straits -- Surviving -- Food -- Leaving -- Mary Bundle -- Burial -- Tally -- Thomas Hutchings -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.); Part two:
  • Dancing -- New interest -- News -- Accident -- Getting married -- School -- Garden -- Trust -- Ida's arrival -- Sickness -- Church -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.)
  • Disc 2, Part three:
  • Arrival -- Outsider -- Short trip -- Singing and dancing -- Secrets -- Longing -- Caught -- Angry -- Ned -- Father -- Wedding -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.); Part four:
  • Truth -- St. John's -- Settling -- Business -- Suicide -- Sadness -- Leaving -- Reunion -- Mary's talk -- Bad news -- Agreement -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.)
Control code
ocn228507834
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
066805308574
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30857-D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)228507834
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Random passage, BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Ltd. ; a Canada/Ireland co-production ; Cité-Amérique/Passage Films Canada in co-production with Subotica Entertainment/Full Works Ireland ; produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly, Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley ; written by Des Walsh ; drected by John N. Smith, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novels "Random Passage" and "Waiting for Time" by Bernice Morgan
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 2001
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Disc 1, Part one:
  • Life in England -- Newfoundland -- New beginnings -- Dire straits -- Surviving -- Food -- Leaving -- Mary Bundle -- Burial -- Tally -- Thomas Hutchings -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.); Part two:
  • Dancing -- New interest -- News -- Accident -- Getting married -- School -- Garden -- Trust -- Ida's arrival -- Sickness -- Church -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.)
  • Disc 2, Part three:
  • Arrival -- Outsider -- Short trip -- Singing and dancing -- Secrets -- Longing -- Caught -- Angry -- Ned -- Father -- Wedding -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.); Part four:
  • Truth -- St. John's -- Settling -- Business -- Suicide -- Sadness -- Leaving -- Reunion -- Mary's talk -- Bad news -- Agreement -- End credits
  • (2001) (87 min.)
Control code
ocn228507834
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
066805308574
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30857-D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)228507834
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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