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The Wages

The Wages is the story of an oil patch worker who returns home after losing his career and marriage. Hoping to find a solid footing, he instead finds that those closest to him are also undergoing painful uncertainty.

  • Craig Range
    All Things Wanting
  • Craig Range
  • Kaayla Whachell
  • Noah Dennis
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
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Director Biography - Craig Range

Craig Range is a writer/director/producer originally from a farm near Livelong Saskatchewan. He now lives and works in Vancouver, BC where he is a partner in the production company NakasoneFolk which produces music videos, commercials, and other short films. He is interested in telling stories that examine our contemporary cultural environment and its future directions. His past efforts have screened in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal and have won multiple honours.

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Director Statement

The Wages is an attempt to portray one facet of the suffering and violence that our neo-liberal economic system generates in many communities across Canada and throughout the world. It is important to me personally because as someone who was raised in a commodity dependant community I have witnessed firsthand the damage that chronic insecurity and exploitative labour practises cause. The brutality of the market creates cycles of violence and pain that can tear through families and reverberate throughout communities.