NOMINEE - GEMINI BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2006
Director: Gordon Pinsent
Producers: Robin Cass, Paul Pope, Anna Stratton
In Heyday, it is 1945, and 16-year-old Terry (Adam Butcher) dreams of waiting tables at the Airlines Hotel in Gander, "Gateway to the World at War!". When his mother becomes ill and their house is quarantined, Terry conjures up the hotel world to keep his fears at bay, complete with a spy mystery and a romance with the vivacious Laurie Dwyer (Joanne Kelly). But with a war outside and death upstairs, Terry must choose between boyhood fantasies or confronting life's hard truths.
Gordon Pinsent, Canada’s beloved actor, director and bon vivant, wrote and directed Heyday drawing upon his boyhood imaginings of a glamorous life in Gander, Newfoundland while it played host to the comings and goings bound for WWII glory.