British Columbia (Indie) Feature Films of the 2010s decade (list is work in progress, will edit...)

by alburke-1 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

  • narrative feature films (various indie budget levels)
  • filmed in BC
  • release date anytime in the 2010s (so 2010 to 2019)
  • at least one BC producer and director
  • sorted by release year
  • this is not a "best of" or "worst of" list, this is a "I was meaning to watch/support that BC Indie film" list...

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1. Fall Back Down (2019)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

A depressed ex-activist takes a job in a sweatshop where he and his coworker make a grim discovery.

Director: S.B. Edwards | Stars: Kira Clavell, Jacky Lai, Andrew Dunbar, Paula Shaw

Votes: 8

2. Promiseland (2019)

82 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

When the lives of a troubled prostitute and an unhinged stranger intertwine, lost in lust, they embark on a violent vigilante's path filled with promises and lies.

Director: Kirk Caouette | Stars: Andrea Stefancikova, Kirk Caouette, Michael Kopsa, Adrian Hough

Votes: 10

3. Daughter (I) (2019)

101 min | Drama

In the aftermath of his daughter's death, Jim is living a life of isolation and self-destruction until he can no longer hide and must face his tragic past.

Director: Anthony Shim | Stars: John Cassini, Teagan Vincze, Jenn MacLean-Angus, Jordyn Ashley Olson

Votes: 16

4. Red Snow (2019)

100 min | Drama

After a Gwich'in-Canadian soldier is captured by the Taliban, he finds himself reflecting on the death of his cousin.

Director: Marie Clements | Stars: Tantoo Cardinal, Samuel Marty, Michelle Thrush, Tarun Keram

Votes: 20

5. Puppet Killer (2019)


While celebrating Christmas at a cabin in the woods, a group of high school students are stalked by a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.

Director: Lisa Ovies | Stars: Aleks Paunovic, Lee Majdoub, Lisa Durupt, Richard Harmon

Votes: 62

6. The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama

87 Metascore

After a chance encounter on the street, a woman tries to encourage a pregnant domestic abuse victim to seek help.

Directors: Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers | Stars: Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris

Votes: 320

7. Volition (2019)

91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man afflicted with clairvoyance tries to change his fate when a series of events leads to a vision of his own imminent murder.

Director: Tony Dean Smith | Stars: Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, John Cassini, Frank Cassini

Votes: 35

8. Hotwired in Suburbia (2020)

TV-14 | 87 min | Thriller

A widowed mother must help her teenage daughter escape a life of crime after she becomes embroiled in a dangerous scheme to steal luxury cars for her high school teacher.

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Zoë Belkin, Samantha Helt, Tyler Hynes, Tanya Clarke

Votes: 137

9. Ash (I) (2019)

104 min | Drama

A small town news reporter is accused of unspeakable crimes while he follows a massive forest fire that threatens his community.

Director: Andrew Huculiak | Stars: Chelah Horsdal, Tim Guinee, Jessie Fraser, Beverley Elliott

Votes: 97

10. Woodland (IV) (2018)

87 min | Thriller

On an island in the Pacific Northwest, a junkie photojournalist's disturbing future is revealed to him through the images he shoots.

Director: Jon Silverberg | Stars: Amanda Tapping, Richard Harmon, Frank C. Turner, Philip Granger

11. Bella Ciao! (2018)

88 min | Drama

Carmen Aguirre and Tony Nardi star in a remarkable story of friends, lovers, seekers and thieves. Set at the intersection of the Latin American, First Nations and Italian communities, "... See full summary »

Director: Carolyn Combs | Stars: Carmen Aguirre, Tony Nardi, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Taran Kootenhayoo

Votes: 5

12. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (2018)

105 min | Drama

Anthem tells the story of Luke (Monaghan) a teenager who foresees the death of his new best friend Stan (MacNicoll), the most popular guy in school. When this premonition becomes reality, ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Hays | Stars: Cameron Monaghan, Grayson Gabriel, Peyton List, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 276

13. Rabbit (2018)

92 min | Drama

After finding out his brother is missing a man returns to the small town he left many years ago. During his quest to find his brother he learns hard fought secrets that could destroy his life.

Director: Jesse James Miller | Stars: Derek Hamilton, Robyn Ross, Jennifer Copping, Ian Tracey

Votes: 14

14. Freaks (2018)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.

Directors: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew

Votes: 11,768

15. Edge of the Knife (2018)

101 min | Drama, History

When a man accidentally causes the death of the son of his best friend, the man is wracked by grief and runs off into the woods.

Directors: Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown | Stars: Curtis Brown, Diane Brown, Greg Brown, Toddi Lauren Brown

Votes: 173

16. Kingsway (2018)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A dark, comedic investigation into a dysfunctional family.

Director: Bruce Sweeney | Stars: Camille Sullivan, Jeff Gladstone, Gabrielle Rose, Colleen Rennison

Votes: 14

17. Heel Kick! (2018)

85 min | Comedy, Sport

Two backyard wrestlers decide to go pro. Unfortunately for them, they suck.

Directors: Danny Mac, Ian MacDougall | Stars: Danny Mac, Chris Wilcox, Cooper Bibaud, Matthew Graham

Votes: 71

18. Violentia (I) (2018)

85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

After a random school shootout leaves a scientist's daughter and the shooter dead, he uses nano-robots to look into a psychopath's memories to find reasons for violence and a way to treat it.

Director: Ray Raghavan | Stars: David Lewis, Emily Holmes, Mackenzie Gray, Tammy Gillis

Votes: 812

19. Adventures in Public School (2017)

TV-14 | 86 min | Comedy

65 Metascore

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.

Director: Kyle Rideout | Stars: Judy Greer, Daniel Doheny, Siobhan Williams, Andrew McNee

Votes: 1,601

20. Never Steady, Never Still (2017)

TV-14 | 112 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.

Director: Kathleen Hepburn | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Mary Galloway, Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 301

21. Meditation Park (2017)

PG | 94 min | Drama

An aging woman questions her life after suspecting her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Tzi Ma, Sandra Oh, Don McKellar

Votes: 396

22. Dead Shack (2017)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

While staying at a cabin in the woods during the weekend, three teenage kids discover their neighbor is 'feeding' guests to her zombie family. In short order, the battle is on as the kids fight to save themselves and their family.

Director: Peter Ricq | Stars: Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Lizzie Boys, Gabriel LaBelle, Lauren Holly

Votes: 1,824

23. Entanglement (III) (2017)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister - and then things start to get weird.

Director: Jason James | Stars: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Mackenzie Gray, Diana Bang

Votes: 568

24. Joe Finds Grace (2017)

83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Simple-minded Joseph Briteman breaks a golden rule of his 'life skills' program when he walks away unsupervised to rescue his long lost baby sister.

Director: Anthony Harrison | Stars: Anthony Harrison, C. Ernst Harth, Ellie Harvie, Chilton Crane

Votes: 264

25. The Hollow Child (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A troubled foster teen, Samantha, works to expose a dangerous supernatural impostor in her new family and rescue her foster sister.

Director: Jeremy Lutter | Stars: Jessica McLeod, Hannah Cheramy, John Emmet Tracy, Jana Mitsoula

Votes: 1,095

26. Little Pink House (2017)

98 min | Drama

55 Metascore

A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on ... See full summary »

Director: Courtney Balaker | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Catherine Keener, Rukiya Bernard, April Telek

Votes: 639 | Gross: $0.22M

27. Once There Was a Winter (2017)

Drama, Thriller

The Canadian north's unforgiving nature is amplified to chilling effect in this claustrophobic, white-knuckle thriller from Ana Valine (Sitting on the Edge of Marlene). What is supposed to ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Valine | Stars: Kate Corbett, Teach Grant, Juan Riedinger, Kris Demeanor

Votes: 11

28. Heart of Clay (2017)

105 min | Drama

A dying sculptor, celebrated internationally as a modern-day Rodin, encounters an ethereally erotic and mysterious female spirit who forces him to reconcile with 7 women from his past whom he has hurt in the pursuit of his artistic success.

Director: Ned J. Vankevich | Stars: Mackenzie Gray, Elysia Rotaru, Jessica Harmon, Johannah Newmarch

29. Drone (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 91 min | Thriller

49 Metascore

Ideologies collide with fatal results when a military drone contractor meets an enigmatic Pakistani businessman.

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Sean Bean, Patrick Sabongui, Mary McCormack, Maxwell Haynes

Votes: 5,511

30. Sensitive Parts (2017)

69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After a series of upsetting romantic setbacks, Dolore is slowly beginning to embrace a positive relationship with her new boyfriend, Riun, with a generous dose of trepidation. But, when ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Prost | Stars: Carolyn Yonge, Jennifer Kobelt, Sean Marshall Jr., Dayleigh Nelson

Votes: 61

31. The Cannon (2017)


An ailing adult-film star struggles to prevent the collision between his personal and professional lives, which threatens to expose his true line of work to his impressionable daughter just before she moves out of country with his ex.

Director: Marshall Axani | Stars: Bob Frazer, Megan Charpentier, Teagan Vincze, James Neate

Votes: 18

32. Prodigals (2017)

109 min | Drama

When a young man returns to his hometown to assist with a friend's trial it soon becomes clear that he isn't the beacon of success that everyone thought he was.

Director: Michelle Ouellet | Stars: David Alpay, Sara Canning, Kaniehtiio Horn, Andrew Francis

Votes: 130

33. Marrying the Family (2016)

85 min | Comedy

And they ALL lived happily ever after...sort of...

Director: Peter Benson | Stars: Alistair Abell, Mark Acheson, Julia Benson, Peter Benson

Votes: 8

34. Cadence (I) (2016)

88 min | Thriller

A psychological thriller about a young girl who's terrorized on her family farm after the arrival of her popstar boyfriend's best friends.

Director: Alexander Lasheras | Stars: Kaitlyn Bernard, Amanda Burke, Max Chadburn, Tony Giroux

Votes: 21

35. Dark Harvest (2016)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dark Harvest's lawless marijuana landscape creates a web of sexual intrigue and violence in which the cop and grower are forced to settle their moral differences to stop a cunning psychopath.

Director: James Hutson | Stars: James Hutson, A.C. Peterson, Cheech Marin, Tygh Runyan

Votes: 184

36. The Unseen (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama, Horror

A man who abandoned his family now risks everything to find his missing daughter, including exposing the secret that he is becoming invisible.

Director: Geoff Redknap | Stars: Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, Julia Sarah Stone, Ben Cotton

Votes: 771

37. Window Horses (2016)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival.

Director: Ann Marie Fleming | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Navid Negahban

Votes: 413

38. Grand Unified Theory (2016)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

During one fateful weekend, the family of brilliant astrophysicist Albert James has a complete meltdown, setting in motion a raucous and hilarious series of events that mirror his radical theories of the behavior of the universe.

Director: David Ray | Stars: Kendall Cross, Gabrielle Rose, Emma Grabinsky, Manoj Sood

Votes: 65

39. A Legacy of Whining (2016)

73 min | Comedy

The past ain't all it's cracked up to be when two former high school friends reunite thirty years later in a painfully comedic and bittersweet rollercoaster of an evening.

Director: Ross Munro | Stars: Ross Munro, Robert David Duncan, Angie Descalzi, Keilani Elizabeth Rose

Votes: 154

40. Lost Solace (2016)

106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Spence Cutler is a psychopath. He's never felt empathy or guilt. However, a fateful encounter with a new drug is about to give him a dose of too much reality, and he takes a mind-bending ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Scheuerman | Stars: Andrew Jenkins, Melissa Roxburgh, Leah Gibson, Charlie Kerr

Votes: 209

41. Driver from Hell (2016)

TV-14 | 83 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Two beautiful young women taking a trip through the countryside, are terrorized by an unknown driver trying to run them down in a heavy duty tow truck.

Director: Micheal Bafaro | Stars: Anna Hutchison, Andrea Whitburn, Jennifer Koenig, Michael Dickson

Votes: 2,027

42. Peelers (2016)

95 min | Horror

A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose.

Director: Sevé Schelenz | Stars: Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko, Madison J. Loos, Cameron Dent

Votes: 1,677

43. Delinquent (2016)

94 min | Crime, Drama

A rebellious teen is sentenced to serve time on his uncle's organic farm, only to learn that there's much more to the farm than meets the eye.

Director: David I. Strasser | Stars: Jessie Platt, Julian Paul, Katie Hayashida, Moishe Teichman

Votes: 193

44. Hello Destroyer (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A young hockey player deals with the consequences of hockey violence after he critically injures another player during a game.

Director: Kevan Funk | Stars: Darren Mann, Ian Tracey, Sara Canning, Jared Abrahamson

Votes: 309

45. The Birdwatcher (2015)

89 min | Drama

The Birdwatcher is the story of Saffron, a single mother of two, who after being diagnosed with cancer, embarks on a journey to re-connect with her estranged birth mother in the hopes of finding a home for her children when she is gone.

Director: Siobhan Devine | Stars: Camille Sullivan, Jakob Davies, Matreya Fedor, Nneka Croal

Votes: 20

46. Numb (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller