Big Muddy (film)

Big Muddy is a 2014 Canadian neo-western crime drama directed by Jefferson Moneo, set in Saskatchewan. The film follows Martha (Nadia Litz) and her son Andy (Justin Kelly), as they seek sanctuary at her childhood home on a ranch, owned by Stan (Stephen McHattie), pursued both by Andy's father—himself a fugitive—and one of Martha's criminal associates.[1][2]

Big Muddy
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Film poster
Directed byJefferson Moneo
Written byJefferson Moneo
StarringNadia Litz
Justin Kelly
Running time
104 minutes

Big Muddy was based on a short student film that Moneo had directed at Columbia University and presented at the Cinéfondation section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. While the short film, which was written by classmate Brian Paccione, had been set in New York City, Moneo opted to set his feature adaptation in his home province. It was shot in 20 days in 2013, both Saskatoon in the Assiniboia region in southern Saskatchewan, and mixes elements of film noir with those of classic westerns.[2][3]



  1. ^ Berry, David (7 May 2015). "Big Muddy, reviewed: Dirty work, but someone's gotta film it". National Post. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nayman, Adam (28 May 2015). "Saskatchewan landscape a key figure in neo-western Big Muddy". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  3. ^ Hiatt, Simon (13 November 2013). "Big Muddy film brings Saskatchewan to the world's eyes". Calgary Metro. Free Daily News Group Inc. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.

External linksEdit

Big Muddy on IMDb