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It takes a team to raise a dream

When they lost everything, a community came together and discovered the power of Mental Health.

This is how our article in the recent Modern Warrior Magazine began. (you can check it out at

The article speaks to how writer/director Michael Mankowski had a dream of creating a movie that would inspire conversations about hope, community and mental health. This movie, Back Home Again, is an animated short inspired by community resiliency after one of the largest wildfire evacuations in Canadian history, impacting the lives of more than 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo in 2016.

Back Home Again, is told through the eyes of the woodland creatures that inhabit the

land of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. This all-star voice cast that donated their time to the production includes Jeremy Renner, Martin Short, Kim Basinger, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Michael J. Fox, Howie Mandel, Ed Asner, Lorne Cardinal, Gordon Pinsent, Mena Suvari, Bill Burr, Tom Green, Norm MacDonald, Harland Williams, Sherri Shepherd, Marlon Wayans, Scott Thompson, and Tantoo Cardinal.

(photo credit: Modern Warrior Magazine

The Back Home Again movie will have its world premier at the Edmonton International Film Festival October 2. Curious about the movie and what it is about? Check out the official movie trailer

It really does take a team to raise a dream.... we appreciate Modern Warrior Magazine helping us raise the dream and share the story around the globe.


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