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The Reluctant Deckhand

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Tess is ten years old--old enough to join her mother, Sue, for a summer's fishing in the northern waters off Vancouver Island on their boat the Henry Bay. However Tess is reluctant to go: she fears the stormy waters and would rather stay at home for the summer with her best friend, Candice. Tess does go, and with her goes Maa-mou the cat, a parting gift from Candice, as her lively companion. Together they rise to the challenges of life on a fishing boat, and thrill in the summer's unexpected pleasures.

1995, 33 min 05 s

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Special Jury Award - Family Award
International Family Film Festival
July 26 to August 1 1997, Seoul - Korea

Runner up - Category: Diverse Family Systems
Itinerant - National Council on Family Relations
November 9 to 13 1996, East Lansing - USA

Honorable Mention
International Film and Video Festival
October 22 to 24 1996, Columbus - USA

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Children's Production
Yorkton Film Festival
May 30 to June 2 1996, Yorkton - Canada