The One That Got Away
Producers: Paul Pope, Julian Grant, Laurie McLarty
Executive Producers: Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, and Patricia Clifford
Pope Productions Ltd and Shaftesbury
Cast: Kelli Williams, Kris Holden-Reid, Inga Cadranel, Fiona Carver, Brad Borbridge, Julia Kenedy and Mary Walsh.
In the midst of a divorce and custody battle for her daughter, Joanna Johnston (Kelli Williams) returns to the small fishing village of Camden Bay where she grew up. With 7 year old Maddie (Julia Kennedy) in tow, Joanna moves in with her brother Lyle (Brad Borbridge) and his wife Sandy (Fiona Carver), until she is ready to stand on her own.
In a small town where gossip’s a blood sport, everyone has something to say about Joanna’s return. Martha down at the warehouse thinks it’s high time uppity Joanna got taken down a peg; Billie over at the diner figures “the poor thing” is probably broke and depressed. And Joanna’s sure that Camden Bay’s “town crier,” Charlie Crane, is having a field day with her. But while petty chins wag, Joanna meets Laura (Inga Cadranel), a good natured soccer coach who takes Maddie under her wing, and becomes Joanna’s fast friend and confidante. However, when Joanna meets Laura’s husband, Scott (Kris Holden- Ried), she’s shocked to see that he’s the man she dated back in college.
Their affair had been passionate; and besides great sex, the two had shared a deep, powerful emotional connection. Joanna had dreamed of living in Europe and working on her art as a glass blower; Scott, a law student, wanted to save the world and defend the defenseless. But then their affair came to an abrupt end. When Scott had to drop out of school to attend to family matters, Joanna left without a word – leaving a trail of pain, regrets and a lot of unanswered questions.
Try as they might to avoid each other now, their paths continue to cross. And soon, any lingering
resentment or regret between Joanna and Scott is dwarfed by a familiar surge of affection. The intensity of the feeling startles them both – and the busy‐body townsfolk of Camden Bay don’t fail to take notice.
Meanwhile, Camden Bay is on red alert after a rash of thefts that point to an insider; Laura remains in the dark about her husband’s past relationship with Joanna; and Joanna’s exuberant mother Carolyn (Mary Walsh) flies into town for the wedding of Billie’s daughter, Zoe. If well-meaning Carolyn finds out that Joanna and Scott have reunited, she could inadvertently blow things wide open.
As the persistent veil of deception and desire hangs between Joanna and her ex-lover, gossip and damaging rumours continue to swirl around her as she tries to rebuild her life and put the past to rest.
Produced in Association With
with participation of:
The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation
The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.
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