Mary Goes Round

/Mary Goes Round

Competition - Feature Narrative

Mary Goes Round


Wednesday May 2nd - 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM
Marvel Experience at Skylight 3

Thursday May 3rd - 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM
Marvel Experience at Skylight 5

Mary Goes Round is a redemptive drama with dark comedic undertones. Mary is a substance abuse counsellor with a drinking problem.  After a drunk driving accident, she loses her license, her job and boyfriend. At the request of her estranged father Walt, Mary begrudgingly retreats to her hometown of Niagara Falls. With few other options, Mary is forced to come to terms with her estranged father who wants her to connect her with teen-aged half-sister, Robyn, whose mother walked out on the family. Robyn has no idea who Mary is. Or at least, she pretends not to.

As her sympathy for Robyn deepens, her outrage at Walt’s request diminishes. At an AA meeting, Mary meets Lou, a personal care worker who offers support and friendship. Walt is hospitalized. Robyn starts to self-destruct and Lou falls from her heroic pedestal. To keep this fractured unit together, Mary must confront her emotions, her demons and her addiction. She, Robyn, Walt and Lou must all learn what ‘family’ means.

Director(s): Molly McGlynn

Writer(s): Molly McGlynn

Producer(s): Matt Code

Editor(s): Christine Armstrong, Bryan Atkinson

Cinematographer(s): Nick Haight

Production Designer(s): Rupert Lazarus

Music Composer(s): Dillon Baldassero, Casey Manierka-Quaile

Aya Cash, Sara Waisglass, John Ralston, Melanie Nicholls-King