Justin K.

Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador


Newfoundland & Labrador films

My project is about the history of Newfoundland & Labrador films. Also what it was like watching movies in the Nickel, and the different types of movies that were produced.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned about my project was basically my whole project. My grandparents were a great help. Teaching me about my 1956 movie camera and the old St. John's theatre: the Nickel. Also it was really fun learning about the old Newfoundland movies. I would love to be a script writer and review movies as my job.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I would like to share the story about how I got my 1956 Bell and Howell 8mm movie camera. My grandma's uncle worked with an American who owed my grandma's uncle money. The American could not pay him back so he gave him a Bell and Howell movie camera. My grandma's uncle gave it to her on her wedding. Then she gave it to me.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I would compare my life to the lives in early 1900s by saying it cost more than a nickel to go to the movies now a days. Movies show previews for new movies now not the news. Most movies are now in colour not in black and white. There are more types of movies to go to now than before. But we all go to the movies to escape reality and enjoy ourselves.