Tom, a thoughtful teenager who longs for acceptance, is goaded into committing an act of vandalism by the vindictive older brother of his best friend.
When caught in the act, he suddenly finds himself in an altercation that ends violently, forever changing him and his relationship with his friends in ways he never imagined.
Writer/director: Jonathan Eagan
Producers: Tania Thompson, Jonathan Eagan
Director of photography: Nick Haight
Editors: Paul Jonas, Simone Smith
Starring: Sam Davey, Andrew Cox, Devon Hauth
I wanted to make a film inspired by my own experience that examined the complicated stakes of teenage life and how one fateful choice can have grave and lasting consequences. Rake was born of this idea.
The film was a labour of love and indeed a challenging one to produce, but we had a fantastic, dedicated and hugely supportive cast and crew who gave everything they had to the project.
About Jonathan Eagan
Originally from Newfoundland, Jonathan Eagan is a Canadian Screen Award and three-time Canadian Cinema Editors Awards nominee who began his filmmaking career as an editor on such films as Ingrid Veninger’s The Animal Project, the multiple award-winning Cast No Shadow for director Christian Sparkes (nominated for four CSAs), and most recently The Lockpicker for director Randall Okita, inaugural recipient of the John Dunning Discovery Award (best micro-budget feature film) at the Canadian Screen Awards.
In addition to his feature film work, Jonathan has served as editor on multiple seasons each of hit TV comedies Letterkenny and Workin’ Moms, the latter a recent international Emmy nominee for best comedy. Jonathan’s first short film, The Last Supper, was awarded the BITE Comedy Award for Best Comedy in the NSI Online Short Film Festival.
Rake represents Jonathan’s first foray into writing, directing and producing. He lives in Toronto.