Fort McMurray is a small town like many others in central Canada… at least it used to be before the discovery of the vast (and vastly profitable) oil sands. Thrust into the center of the world’s largest energy project, Fort McMurray has experienced tremendous economic growth that brings with it a wealth of challenges for city leaders and an ever-growing population hoping to cash in on the boom. Ft. McMoney is an online documentary and game that entrenches its audience within this community, allowing a viewer/player to meet and interact with a cast of larger-than-life characters struggling with a host of social, cultural, and environmental concerns. Director David Dufresne (Prison Valley) will lead audiences through this immersive experience and offer insight into the process of creating this engaging online world.
The Film Society acknowledges the generous support of the Office of Cultural Services of the Embassy of France.