Wapos Bay is nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award for Best Comedy as well as the Ruth Shaw Award at this year’s Yorkton Film Festival! Both nominations are for Episode 29 – The World According to Devon, written by Trevor Cameron and directed by Cam Lizotte.
Congratulations and good luck to Dennis Jackson, Melanie Jackson, Cam Lizotte, Anand Ramayya, Trevor Cameron and the Wapos Bay cast and crew!
Devon tells his version of the T-Bear and Devon living in prehistory and trying to become men. In Devon’s story, Wapos Bay is negotiating peace with the Brown Toe people; a rival tribe down the river and the Brown Toe Chief is concerned about reports of strangers on the river.
In a bid to show their maturity they discover the Principal Steele is on a trade mission whilst looking for a spice route to China. They boys help him and inadvertently get put in the middle of Wapos Bay’s peace with the Brown Toe people and this new stranger. The boys stand up for Principal Steele and learn becoming men isn’t just about showing how strong you are; it’s also about using their sensibilities. The Brown Toe people and Wapos Bay adults end up trading with Principal Steele and Talon, T-Bear and Devon are declared men for their bravery. Devon ends his story and impresses everyone including his teacher and they allow him to tell another story. Devon has found his new gift of oral storytelling.