THE RIVER YOU STEP IN

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Jon Michaelson | Canada | 01:40:43 | 2022
English

When a young First Nations client dies after being committed to police custody, social worker Stevie struggles to keep the troubled people she encounters away from the system she no longer trusts. Opening her East End Toronto home as a safe haven for people ‘at risk’ – George, an ex-con and chronic gambler, Tracy, a down and out musician, and Mina, a battered wife – Stevie tries to mend some broken lives, but she masks her own issues by burying herself in theirs. “I’d say get a life,” says her paramedic boyfriend Ben, “but you already have more than one!”

Stevie struggles as her personal issues intersect with the messy lives of her clients, while Ben, her former police detective colleague Gabe, and her co-worker, family lawyer Inez, all do their best to cope with Stevie’s loving but conflicted interactions with the needy strangers in her midst.

Only when she defends Mina against her abusive husband Karl is Stevie confronted with the real dangers of crossing professional boundaries.

Cast
Astrid Van Wieren
Daniel Briere
Sharmila Dey
Claire Burns
Marcel Stewart
Wes Berger
Michaela Washburn
Andrew Jackson
Anita La Selva
Sera-Lys Mcarthur
Sean Baek

Writers
Jon Michaelson
Astrid Van Wieren

Producers
Astrid Van Wieren
Emily Andrews
Jon Michaelson
Laura Nordin
Jason Sharman

Cinematographer
Blake Hannahson

Editor
Jason Sharman

Composer
Andy Trithardt

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