“THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CANUCK – Part 2″
Johnny Canuck returns in “THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CANUCK -Part 2″, the 5th short film in the MY NAME IS JOHNNY CANUCK series.
In this HD short film we flash back into Johnny Canuck’s oldest memory, to an outing with his father. On their journey, we discover the moment he finds his calling as a lumberjack, before discovering his destiny as a man.
A new character emerges in “The Millionaire”, as we follow his life story from having it all to being marooned of his riches.
The MY NAME IS JOHNNY CANUCK film series reinvented the historical Johnny Canuck character as a gritty and real personification of the 140 year old icon.
Director/Johnny Canuck/The Millionaire – Adam MacKay-Smith
Producer – Sonya Adloff
Little Johnny Canuck- Thane
“Heroes” by Alex Khaskin
The Millionaires- Steve Mitton, Kevin Phillips, Hayes Bishop, Dan Yano
Reporters- Jake Quilkey and Abby Horwood
Little Johnny Canuck’s voice- Kiyomi
Little Johnny Canuck’s stunt munchkin- Leif
Aerial Footage provided by Whistler Creek Productions
Brought to you by Coast Forest Products Association www.coastforest.org
Sue Parfitt and Yon Bergson
Big Boot Inn
Jeff Mitton and Ric’s Grill
The Fireside Steakhouse and Bar
Christopher Daigle and Kerri Marie Gold
and Susan Gagnon & Rick Jeffery of Coast Forest
This film is for our dads Peter MacKay-Smith & Ed Adloff. We miss you and hope you two are watching hockey together somewhere up there.
Upon public release, the original “MY NAME IS JOHNNY CANUCK” film went viral on YouTube and was even shown during the Canucks Stanley Cup playoff games at Rogers Arena.
It was featured on CBC National News, TSN, Sportsnet, Global TV, CTV, Entertainment tonight and more. It was showcased on hundreds of websites, including Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail and CBS Sports, and many newspapers across North America.
It was shared over 65,000 times on facebook alone, it trended on twitter, it received a quarter million hits on YouTube in the first week, and was broadcast to a television audience of millions. For the weeks that followed, MacKay-Smith was interviewed on Global TV, CTV, CBC radio and many more news outlets.