REEL EAST COAST Hosted by Allan Hawco

Posted: June 10, 2015

There's so much about this series that we love - we hardly know where to start.... the presenter, the movies, the host, the fact that everything about it celebrates creativity in Atlantic Canada!

It's all so very cool!

Be sure to tune in for REEL EAST COAST on CBC June 12, 19, 26 & July 3! SABS

allan hawco hosts REEL EAST COAST series for CBC release

What follows is the official press release from the good folks at CBC...

allan hawco hosts REEL EAST COAST series for CBCThe Atlantic Film Festival presents REEL EAST COAST - hosted by Allan Hawco - a four episode television series showcasing outstanding short films from Atlantic Canadian filmmakers on CBC (Atlantic Region), June 12, 19, 26 & July 3
 
(Halifax, NS) -- The Atlantic Film Festival is proud to partner with the CBC in Atlantic Canada to present REEL EAST COAST, a showcase of some of the best Atlantic Canadian short films. Hosted by actor Allan Hawco, the series will run Fridays: June 12, 19, 26 and July 3 on CBC TV (Atlantic Region) at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT).

Viewers can also see REEL EAST COAST online at www.cbc.ca/player.

“We are thrilled to give some of the many talented directors in Atlantic Canada an opportunity to show their films to a television audience,” said Peter Hall, Senior Manager Arts and Documentary Programming, Atlantic Canada. “I think everyone will agree that it is refreshing to see films which tell great stories about our own neighbourhoods and communities.”

REEL EAST COAST is a primetime television series that showcases the highest quality selection of short films from Atlantic Canada. Over four episodes, audiences will receive a warm and welcoming East Coast invitation to an incredible range of film and filmmakers. Down-home hospitality combined with dedicated talent, this is what REEL EAST COAST is all about.

“Atlantic Canada has a long history of making world class short films that screen in film festivals all over the world,” shared Wayne Carter, Executive Director of the Atlantic Film Festival. “We at the Festival are so proud to partner with our friends at CBC to allow viewers to see the best of the best of what our talented craftspeople have to offer.”

REEL EAST COAST
EPISODE ONE - Friday, June 12 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT)
Not Over Easy, Jordan Canning, Newfoundland
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Stephen Dunn, Newfoundland
Wing Man, Jesse Harley, Nova Scotia
When Fish Fly, Lisa Rose Snow, Nova Scotia

REEL EAST COAST
EPISODE TWO – Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT)
Game, Josh MacDonald, Nova Scotia
The Fiddler’s Reel, Marc Almon, Nova Scotia
Howard and Jean, Heather Young, Nova Scotia
Kathy, Mark O’Brien, Newfoundland

REEL EAST COAST
EPISODE THREE – Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT)
Seconds, Jordan Canning, Newfoundland
Sadie, Latonia Hartery, Newfoundland
Queen of the Crows, Harmony Wagner, PEI
ME2, Martine Blue, Newfoundland

REEL EAST COAST
EPISODE FOUR – Friday, July 3 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT)
Rhonda’s Party, Ashley McKenzie, Nova Scotia
Heart of Rhyme, Cory Bowles, Nova Scotia
The Hold Up, Struan Sutherland, Nova Scotia
Cancergirl, Allison White, Newfoundland

For more information on REEL EAST COAST click here

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About Allan Hawco

Allan Hawco is a Newfoundland born actor and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.

Most recognized from his lead role as ‘Jake Doyle’ on the CBC hit TV series, Republic of Doyle, he also served as the Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, and Head Writer for the Gemini-nominated series.

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Prior to Republic of Doyle, Hawco starred in some of the most acclaimed television productions in Canada including ZOS: Zone of Separation (The Movie Network, 2008), political thrillers H2O (CBC, 2004) and Trojan Horse (CBC, 2007), as well as the World War II drama Above & Beyond (CBC, 2006).

Hawco’s feature film credits include a starring role in Love & Savagery (2009), directed by John Smith, and supporting lead in Sir Richard Attenborough's Closing the Ring (2007) with Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine.

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His major accolades include such awards as the Gascon Thomas Award from the National Theatre School, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Television Hall of Fame, a Gemini Nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series (Republic of Doyle), and an ACTRA Nomination for Best Male Actor (Love & Savagery).

Hawco stars opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in the CBC miniseries, The Book of Negroes and is a lead actor in Paul Gross’ next film, Hyena Road.

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