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Edge of East is a television documentary that gives viewers a chance to explore 3 surprising subcultures that exist on the east coast of Canada.


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.

“Fresh, funny and cool. Edge of East should be a series.”

Ed MacDonald, author, Atomic Storybook


“…bizarre, funny and incredibly moving…Torrens neatly crafts a narrative that unifies these three diverse groups of people…” Anne Thériault, Shameless Magazine

“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.”
Ed MacDonald, author, Atomic Storybook

“Edge of East is simply brilliant. Watched it on the weekend. Loved it. More, please!!”
@dartmoothdiva, Lori Errington

“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!”
Lita Llewellyn @litallewellyn

“This was SO GOOD!”
Halifax Is Burning ‏@HfxIsBurning

“It comes full circle!!!! #EdgeOfEast – We would love to see a full season of this @CBC!”
Quiet Parade ‏@QuietParade  Jul 19

“Whoever composes the music for #edgeofeast is on point. Also what a great show @CBC”
Kuato ‏@KuatoHalifax  Jul 19

“That was great. Very human…makes me want to have an enigmatic backyard showroom I show to no one.”
Matt Lumley

“Loved Edge of East. Loved the characters. Loved the stories. Loved LOVED the way it was shot…So glad I have it recorded so I can re-watch!”
Sherry Smith

“I. Loved. That!! I want more!!”
Tammy Faulkner

“Loving #edgeofeast – Shirley with diamonds in her teeth is such a great character!”
Steven J Bates

“What a wonderful doc: compassionate, respectful, beautiful. I LOVED it…An exceptional and artful exploration of human expression.” Marianne Ward

“Thank you so much for this fabulous doc! My grandmother yodeled on the radio in the 40s and 50s, good to see a young person interested in keeping it alive…thank you for showing subcultures in a good light.”
Kelly Grant

“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.”
Bonnie Jordan

“The yodellers were awesome, I knew the name Wilf Carter but didn’t even realize he was from around here. Thanks for all your hard work on this, it was enjoyable :)”
Marina Smith

“Tender and heart warming. Got a tear in my eye there a couple of times.”
Jennifer Porter

“…highly enlightening to watch these quirky subcultures…”
Frank Armstrong