Michael Melski’s THE CHILD REMAINS

Updated: May 6, 2016

thechildremainsHere's your first look at the movie poster for Michael Melski's forthcoming supernatural thriller starring Suzanne Clément and NL's Allan Hawco - THE CHILD REMAINS.

The frightening feature is in post-production now - be sure to watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV's 2016 Production Report as it features a special note from the Cape Breton born filmmaker.  Click here to view the show.

We'll be sure to keep you up to date on release details - so stay tuned! SABS

A  Sweet Release...

Posted: December 17, 2015

The Child Remains enters final week of shooting in Nova Scotia

(Halifax, NS) Dec. 17, 2015 – The Child Remains, a supernatural thriller about an expectant couple who spend a terrifying weekend at a haunted country inn that was once a notorious maternity home, begins its final week of filming today in Nova Scotia.


Written, directed and co-produced by Halifax’s Michael Melski (Charlie Zone), The Child Remains stars acclaimed French-Canadian actress Suzanne Clément – Cannes Best Actress award winner for Xavier Dolan’s Mommy – as a journalist with post-traumatic stress disorder, and Canadian film and television star Allan Hawco (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) as her musician husband.


“I’m a huge fan of old-school horror movies like The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby, and this film is an homage to those creepy classics,” said Melski, who began principal photography on The Child Remains Dec. 3 in Elmsdale and Windsor, Nova Scotia

THE CHILD REMAINSProduced by Craig Cameron (The Corridor), with Executive Producers David Miller of A71 Productions (Blackbird) and Marc Savoie, the feature film was forced into hiatus in May, partly due to changes to the Nova Scotia Film Tax Credit. It is now the third feature to be produced under the province’s new Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, with assistance from Telefilm Canada.

“We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from across the country to bring this film back to life and to camera,” said Melski. “It shows that films can still be made in Nova Scotia. More work needs to be done to support the community that remains here, and I hope that constructive dialogue between the province and its filmmakers continues.”

The Child Remains also features Nova Scotia acting luminary Shelley Thompson (Trailer Park Boys) as the innkeeper, alongside Toronto actor Geza Kovacs (The Dead Zone). Rounding out the principal cast is a powerhouse of local talent including Lesley Smith, Martha Irving, Lee J. Campbell, Rena Kossatz, and Glenn Lefchak.

The film begins post-production in January and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2016.


  1. I hope this film will be available for the US Market as well . Looking forward to seeing it .

    Comment by Sharon Gaught — December 17, 2015 @ 10:55 am

  2. So very proud of my awesome bro!!

    Comment by Anne marie Melski — December 18, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

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