Truro native directing feature film set in and around Tatamagouche

Published on June 26, 2014
Truro native Cory Bowles is set to direct a film set in and around the Tatamagouche area. He will join writer and producer Stuart Cresswell on ‘The Only Game in Town.’
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TATAMAGOUCHE – A Truro native that has a featured spot on ‘Trailer Park Boys’ is set to embark on directing a film that will be set in and around Tatamagouche.

Cory Bowles will join writer and producer Stuart Cresswell from River John-based Simple Films on the team of ‘The Only Game in Town,’ a comedy coming-of-age story that will have a young cast.

“‘The Only Game in town’ is really unique,” said Bowles in a press release. “I was drawn to the project because I found it really funny. I never saw anything like this before and I was immediately attracted to it. A lot of the humour I like is in it.”

The story centres around a young autistic boy with a rare talent for the card game solitaire. He's a misfit at school and doesn't help himself by falling in love with an unattainable girlfriend of the school sports hero.

With the storyline featuring a younger cast, the team will host a number of workshops over the coming months to find the right people to play alongside some established and well-known adult actors.

“Our intention is to find a core group of youngsters, preferably from our North Shore region, that we can build our cast around,” said Cresswell. “We’ve had some successful workshop sessions in New Glasgow and Pictou, and there’s a lot of talented young people out there.

“We’re getting so much support form the wider community too, it’s fantastic.”

Bowles is also impressed by the commitment shown by the people of the North Shore so far.

“It’s a perfect example of a community being able to come together and look at our young talent,” he said. “I think we’re going to have a really good time. It’s a really lovely piece and I’m really excited to be a part of it.”

The next workshop will be held July 16 at 6 p.m. at Tatamagouche Elementary. The producers want to showcase young talent and will adapt the script and create new characters to suit any good young actors that attend.

For more information on the workshop and others, or to express an interest, email