Played a song on the show over the last couple of years that has become a short film. Ian Foster on his album ‘The Evening Light’ has a track called ‘A Large Crowd Gathers for the Deceased Jeff Elliot’s Encore Performance’. Story from The Telegram on it.
“Musician to make film debut at this year’s Nickel” by Tara Bradbury
“One Monday night in the middle of a Newfoundland winter, Dan heads to The Ship Pub to take in an unlikely show – a posthumous concert featuring Jeff Eliot. Jeff wasn’t really a big deal prior to his death. His music drifted out of half-broken PAs and into restless drunken crowds for years, but that all changed after he died. Suddenly, fame happened. People who had not seen him in life yearned for him after death. They yearned for the last show. And this time, they got what they wanted.”
So reads St. John’s singer/songwriter Ian Foster’s synopsis for his first foray into filmmaking, a short film called “One More Song,” which will premiere at this year’s Nickel Independent Film Festival. The film started off as a song – “A Large Crowd Gathers for the Deceased Jeff Elliot’s Encore Performance,” which eventually went on to be featured on Foster’s most recent album, “The Evening Light” – and a short story, which earned Foster a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award in 2010 in the senior fiction category.
This is the website for the short film which premiered at the festival recently.
Trailer: One More Song – A Short Film by Ian Foster
The newest update from is Ian won ‘Best Screenplay’ at the film festival. Picture from Ian.
I won a The Nickel Independent Film Festival award last night: “Best Screenplay” for One More Song. It’s a giant pewter nickel! It has been a great week at the festival, and I’ve met some cool folks. Thanks to the cast and crew who worked on the film – a year and a half ago, this thing was an idea, and now here we are. It’s a pretty great day! #offtoseethenickel
Congrats to Ian on the award.