The Provider (2011)

A doctor’s waiting room is rarely a lively place, but this one’s rather dead.

Directed by: Brianne Nord-Stewart


In a small town in 1940′s America, there’s something unsettlingly cheery about the doctor’s household, considering the world is currently at war, and almost everyone in town is dead. The Provider is the story of Mr. Connor, an injured man who discovers not only that the doctor is “out”, but also that his wife is taking desperate measures to feed her family.

Written, shot and edited in 48-hours for the 2010 Bloodshots Canada 48 Hour Filmmaking Competition.

Created around an inspiration package including the Horror sub-genre: post-apocalyptic. Weapon: box cutters. Surprise element: a white cat. Line of dialogue: “I thought I saw something in the mirror.”

Written & Produced by: Brianne Nord-Stewart & Andy Thompson
Starring: Gabrielle Rose, Andy Thompson, John R. Taylor
Director of Photography: Amy Belling
Editor: Brianne Nord-Stewart


2013    Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award, NSI Online Film Festival
2012    Best Actress, Nomination, Leo Awards, Canada
2012    Achievement in Cinematography, Nomination, Leo Awards, Canada
2012    Achievement in Production Design, Nomination, Leo Awards, Canada
2012    Achievement in Costume Design, Nomination, Leo Awards, Canada
2012  3rd Place Legacy Award, Vancouver Women in Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
2010    Grand Prize & Best Film & Best Costume, “The Provider”, Bloodshots 48 Hour Film Competition, Celluloid Social Club, Vancouver


The Provider (2011) 8 min. 30 sec.

2014    Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, ON
2014    NSI Online Film Festival
2013    Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba
2013    LoneStarCon3 Film Festival, San Antonio, TX
2013    Chicon 7 Film Festival, Chicago, IL
2013    Renovation Film Festival, Reno, NV
2013    Zinema Zombie Fest, Botoga, Columbia
2012    Horrorfest at The Montreal Comic Con, Montreal, QC
2012    1 Reel Film Fest at Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Fest, Seattle, USA
2012    Etheria Film Festiva, Somerville, MA
2012    Cinefiesta Film Festival, Caguas, Puerto Rico
2012    The French Film Festival, Vancouver, BC
2012    Viscera Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
2012    Vancouver Women in Film Festival, Vancouver, BC
2011    Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner – Coup de Coeur distinction & screening
2011    Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC screening
2011    Yellowknife International Film Festival, Yellowknife, NTscreening
2011    Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Sudbury, ON 2010   Grand Prize – Overall Best Film, Bloodshots Canada 48 Hour Filmmaking Competition

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