to a word from Nora Delany (Jessica Steen)
wonderful CBC TV Movie was filmed in Toronto and Newcastle, New Brunswick
in February and March of 1993. It was then shown later that year
at the Atlantic Film Festival were it won critical acclaim. Although
Small Gifts was supposed to air in Christmas of 93, it
was shelved until December 18, 1994, when it was finally shown on CBC.
The movie starred Jessica Steen as Nora Delany and Jeremy Ratchford
as her husband Evan. Jessica won a Gemini
Award for her performance in the film, and writer David Adams
Richards also won a Gemini for best writing. Richards also won
"The Gold World Medal for Writing" at the New
York Festivals. Unfortunately, I don't believe Small
Gifts has ever been aired in the United States. Small
Gifts usually airs around Christmas time in Canada on CBC.
Please, refer to the Articles page
for more details on this movie.
Steen and Jeremy Ratchford have appeared together in other movies such
as "Young Again," "The
Truth about Alex," "Easy Prey"
and "The Day They Came To Arrest The