Exit Thread

Tom is a small-town pastor who struggles with a continuing attraction to Abby, a former lover, even as he falls hard for Laura, a college professor and Abby's friend and mentor. Observing all of this at a distance is Rev. Ezekiel Hartt, an elderly clergyman who has returned to town after a long absence with a secret that threatens to destroy them all in this neo-noirish psychological thriller from Canadian filmmaker Paul Kimball.

  • Paul Andrew Kimball
    Director
    Roundabout, The Cuckoo in the Clock
  • Paul Andrew Kimball
    Writer
    Roundabout, The Cuckoo in the Clock
  • Ron Foley Macdonald
    Writer
    Roundabout, The Cuckoo in the Clock
  • Ron Foley Macdonald
    Producer
    Roundabout, The Cuckoo in the Clock
  • Andrew Mark Sewell
    Producer
    Roundabout, The Cuckoo in the Clock, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
  • Paul Andrew Kimball
    Producer
    Roundabout, The Cuckoo in the Clock
  • Anthony Shuster
    Key Cast
  • Hilary Connell
    Key Cast
    The Other Wife, Angel of Decay
  • Crystal Allen
    Key Cast
    Crooked Arrows, Ghost Storm, Anaconda: The Offspring, Anacondas: Trail of Blood
  • Robert G. Slade
    Key Cast
  • Matt Western
    Casting Director
    Zwartboek, Joy Division, Darkness, The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Noir, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    445,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Accolade Global Film Competition

    United States
    June 8, 2016
    Award of Merit, Special Mention - Feature Film, Supporting Actress; Award of Merit - Direction, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor
  • Around Films International Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    June 9, 2016
    Best Cinematography
  • Atlantic Film Festival
    Halifax
    Canada
    September 21, 2016
    Atlantic Canadian premiere
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival

    Spain
    May 10, 2016
    Best Director
  • California Film Awards

    United States
    Gold Award for Narrative Feature
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler, AZ
    United States
    June 30, 2016
    Best Supporting Actress - Crystal Allen
  • Colorado International Film Festival
    Denver
    United States
    August 16, 2016
    Grand Jury Prize
  • Director's Chair Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    September 16, 2016
  • Fort Myers Beach Film Festival
    Fort Myers Beach, Florida
    April 22, 2016
    Florida premiere
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    July 16, 2016
    Texas premiere
  • Golden Door International Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    September 24, 2016
  • Harrisburg - Hershey Film Fstival
    Harrisburg, PA
    United States
    September 17, 2016
  • Indie Gathering International Film Festival
    Hudson, OH
    United States
    August 14, 2016
    Runner-up, Feature Film - suspense-thiller; Nominated - Best Cinematography
  • IndieFest Film Awards
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    August 10, 2016
    Award of Merit - Special Mention
  • International Independent Film Awards

    United States
    January 10, 2017
    Platinum Awards for Directing, Casting, Screenplay, and Narrative feature
  • Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival
    Jerome, Arizona
    United States
    June 11, 2016
    Best Actress - Hilary Connell
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    Laughlin, NV
    United States
    October 14, 2016
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 31, 2016
    Best Feature Film
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Feature Film
  • Martinique International Film Festival

    Martinique
    June 22, 2016
  • MayDay Film Festival
    Evansville, Indiana
    United States
    May 21, 2016
  • Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards

    United Kingdom
    June 6, 2016
    Runner-up for Jury Prize, best feature film
  • Muskoka Independent Film Festival
    Gravenhurst, ON
    Canada
    October 21, 2016
  • Oil Valley Film Festival
    Oil City, PA
    United States
    September 2, 2016
    Best Supporting Actor
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    United States
    October 20, 2016
  • Red Rock Film Festival
    Cedar City, Utah
    United States
    November 17, 2016
  • Screen Nova Scotia Awards
    Halifax
    Canada
    May 5, 2017
    Nominated for Best Feature Film
  • Sherman Oaks Film Festival
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    United States
    November 20, 2016
  • Slemani International Film Festival
    Slemani
    Iraq
    October 3, 2016
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival
    Rancagua
    Chile
    July 19, 2018
    Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
  • Sunrise Film Festival
    Pictou, NS
    Canada
    October 1, 2016
  • Trinity International Film Festival
    Detroit
    United States
    August 12, 2016
    Best Feature Film, Best Dramatic Film, Best Actress
  • Pacific Grove
    United States
    December 7, 2018
    Best Narrative Feature
Distribution Information
  • B7 Media
    Country: United Kingdom
  • Winter Light Productions
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Paul Andrew Kimball

After winning multiple scholarships and awards, Paul Andrew Kimball graduated from Acadia with an Honours degree in History and Political Science in 1989, and from Dalhousie Universitty with a law degree in 1992. Paul is a former Program Administrator for the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation, a consultant for Salter Street Films (where he was involved in the creation of the Independent Film Channel), and a film industry consultant for the governments of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

He has written, directed, and produced a wide variety of programming for television, including the television series The Classical Now and Ghost Cases, and the documentaries Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Sightings, Stanton T. Friedman is Real, Fields of Fear, and Denise Djokic: Seven Days and Seven Nights. He adapted and produced the drama special Julius Caesar for Bravo in 2000, and produced the 2002 Canadian indie feature film Dying Fall. His feature films include the thriller The Cuckoo in the Clock, the science-fiction drama Roundabout, and the thriller Exit Thread, due for wide release in the Spring of 2016. Paul has also directed and produced a wide range of theatrical productions, including Marat / Sade, Macbeth, and his own sci-fi thriller, Doing Time, which he co-wrote with American author Mac Tonnies. His first book, The Other Side of Truth, was published in 2012.

Paul is a past president of the Nova Scotia Film and Television Producers’ Association, a former member of the Province of Nova Scotia’s Film Advisory Committee, and was a founding member of the Motion Picture Industry Association of Nova Scotia. In a previous life, Paul was an RCMP officer, a lawyer, a political operative, and a musician. He remains a world traveler, and a connoisseur of vanilla milkshakes.

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