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The Islander

The Islander tells the story of rising bodybuilding star Johnny Doull and his unique upbringing on Prince Edward Island. His struggles as a young man were very real, and it was bodybuilding that he credits with saving his life. Johnny's story is both emotional and inspirational, and and will change your perception of the bizarre but fascinating world of bodybuilding.

  • Johnathan McFarlane
    Project Canada, Gifted
  • Ryan Keller
  • Johnny Doull
    Key Cast
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    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    Digital, ProRes 4-2-2
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Director Biography - Johnathan McFarlane

Johnathan McFarlane is a 34 year old filmmaker with a knack for crafting compelling stories in unusual places. After a three year stint in the news business he turned primarily to documentary films and documentary-style content. Winning some festival bling for his first feature doc Project Canada (Best International Documentary, Kelowna Film Fest), he then took on outdoor adventure television shows (Benelli on Assignment, Winchester Legends.) Not surprisingly, that wasn't his bag. VERY surprisingly he developed a name in bodybuilding and MMA related content, working with the best of the best in both sports (Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, UFC Middleweight Champ George St. Pierre, UFC Lightweight Champ Jon "Bones" Jones). He lives in Vancouver but travels frequently and currently works on several different episodic series.

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