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43 DEGREES NORTH is an independent film that deals with grief and loss. It was produced in 2023, with post-production in 2024. 

The film was shot entirely in the State of Maine, with primary filming locations on the islands of Casco Bay.

Preview screenings are scheduled to begin on the islands of Casco Bay in August, 2024.

08/09 - Cliff Island Community Hall
08/16 - The Town of Long Island, Learning Center
08/17 - Peaks Island Lions Club
08/24 - Chebeague Island Community Hall
*The Chebeague Island preview screening will have an $8 admission for members of the public, and all revenue is donated towards the Chebeague Island Historical Society.

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CAST OF CHARACTERS

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DEREK KINGSLEY as Raphael Caleb Cushing (RCC)
DENISE SHANNON as Sarah Doughty-Cushing
MARY HOLT as Muriel the Caretaker
ZOË WADE as the Island Librarian
CHELSEY KROL as Brenda
SHAROAN COHEN as Cathy
CAPTAIN JOE LITCHFIELD as the Hardware Store Employee*
ALFRED MORRROW III as Sarah's Lawyer
LOIE RAWDING as Bethany
DAVID BEANE as Cliffy, Achlys, and EMS Dispatcher
KATIE JERGENS as Condolence Caller
GREG VOROB as Condolence Caller
TIM HATCH as Condolence Caller

*And Possible Guardian Angel

While grieving the loss of his late wife, a world-renowned author goes into seclusion on an island in the Gulf of Maine. In his isolation, he befriends a strange entity that may not be of this world.

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

09/06 - City Theater, Biddeford ($10 admission)
09/22 - pending

*'All theatrical screenings are special, limited engagements. 

SOUNDTRACK

43 DEGREES NORTH features an eclectic soundtrack of original score, and songs by local Maine artists, plus artists from New York, Charleston, and archival recordings from the Library of Congress.

Original Music Score

by

Matteo Bartolo

"Portland Town"

Written by Stephen Romanoff

Performed by Schooner Fare

Courtesy Outer Green Records

Live Recording Courtesy Cold River Radio Hour

"My Time To Live"

Words & Music by Jeff Cusack

Courtesy of Jeff Cusack

"The Maine Christmas Song"

Words and Music by Con Fullam

Performed by Malinda Liberty

Courtesy of Con Fullam

"Simple Gifts"

Written by Joseph Brackett, Jr.

Performed by Portland String Quartet

Courtesy of Julia Adams

"Love Song"

Words and Music by Erel Pilo

Performed by P!lot

Courtesy of P!lot

"I Saw Three Ships (Coming Sailing In)"

Performed by Noel Paul Stookey

(featuring Anne Dodson)

Courtesy of Noel Paul Stookey and Anne Dodson

"Coffee in the Dark"

Words and Music by Rob Duquette

Performed by Duquette

Courtesy of Duquette Music/Rob Duquette

"A Ferry Tale"

A Composition by Branden Geistert

Courtesy of Branden Geistert

Songs from the ALAN LOMAX COLLECTION

"The Heavenly Airplane"

Performed by Nell Hampton

"The Old Ship of Zion"

Performed by Nell Hampton

"The City of God"

Performed by Clay Walters

Songs from the Alan Lomax Collection courtesy of the Association For Cultural Equity

at the Library of Congress.

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43 Degrees North - Official Trailer

43 Degrees North - Official Trailer

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43 Degrees North Teaser Clip - Simple Gifts

43 Degrees North Teaser Clip - Simple Gifts

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43 Degrees North - First Teaser

43 Degrees North - First Teaser

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Behind The Scenes

The film was shot from late September through December 21, 2023 in the State of Maine. 

Included here are selected behind-the-scenes photos from the film shoot.

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