Award-winning writer and actor Jackie Torrens propels herself off the edge of the east coast by investigating three rich and surprising subcultures that have unique ties to the Maritime identity; the UFO believers of Shag Harbour, the Steampunks of Halifax and the Cowboy Yodelers of King’s County.
Produced by Jessica Brown and directed & written by Jackie Torrens of Peep Media. Selected as one of the top 10 films to watch at the Atlantic Film Festival by The Coast Weekly. Screen Nova Scotia nominee for Best Documentary.
Anne ThériaultShameless Magazine
“…bizarre, funny and incredibly moving…Torrens neatly crafts a narrative that unifies these three diverse groups of people…”
Ed MacDonaldAuthor, Atomic Storybook
“In Edge of East, Jackie Torrens shines a compassionate light on fringe dwellers and finds, at every turn, someone wholly unexpected. Fresh, funny and cool. Edge of East should be a series.”
“Edge of East is simply brilliant. Watched it on the weekend. Loved it. More, please!!”
“We just fell in love with yodellers, steam punk folks and UFO devotees – all in Nova Scotia! Thank you CBC and Peep Media for EDGE OF EAST!”
Halifax Is Burning@HfxIsBurning
“This was SO GOOD!”
Quiet Parade@QuietParade Jul 19
“It comes full circle!!!! #EdgeOfEast – We would love to see a full season of this @CBC!”
“What a great documentary this is. So well done. I really enjoyed it. The yodellers and their connection to Wilf Carter…Judy and all the colorful characters…so great.”