Pieces of a Dream: A Story of Gambling

Pieces of a Dream: A Story of Gambling

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When Phillip Wong died by suicide, his family thought that silence would end their pain. But his sister, filmmaker Michelle Wong, needed to make sense of her brother's death. What drove him to end his life at age 36?

Weaving together intimate conversations with those closest to Phillip, as well as her own candid reflections, Wong embarks on a personal journey. Gently peeling away layers of silence, she uncovers her brother's story of gambling addiction and his lonely spiral into desperation, isolation and depression.

Filmed against the backdrop of the noisy casinos of Las Vegas and the quiet town of St. Paul, Alberta, the documentary lays bare the grief of family and friends. Sifting through feelings of guilt, sadness and shame, the once-fragmented family begins to discover a new closeness. This heart-wrenching film is a sister's uncompromising search for the truth and healing--for herself, her family, and others struggling with addiction.

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Pieces of a Dream: A Story of Gambling, Michelle Wong, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • écriture
    Michelle Wong
  • réalisateur
    Michelle Wong
  • directeur adjoint
    Wendy Hill-Tout
  • monteur
    Bridget Durnford
  • assistant monteur
    Claudia Durnford
  • directeur de la photographie
    Daron Donahue
  • caméra additionnelle
    Craig Wrobleski
  • None
    Wendy Hill-Tout
    Michelle Wong
    Sandi Somers
    Yeatland Wong
  • prise de son
    Jamie Kidd
  • prise de son additionnelle
    Frank Russo
    Gary Bruckner
  • machiniste de plateau
    Marc McPherson
  • assistant de production
    Tina Sinha
    Corinne Cornish
    Claudette Breton
    Faye Yoneda
  • monteur en ligne
    Tyler Hill
  • coloration
    Joe Owens
  • musique originale
    Bruce Leitl
  • guitare
    Russ Broom
  • conception sonore
    Frank Laratta
  • assistant conception sonore
    Jason Lawrence
    Steve Allen
  • commis de studio
    Ginette D'Silva
  • superviseur de production
    Kelly Isaac
  • administrateur de programme
    Darin Clausen
    Margaret Smith
  • producteur associé
    Wendy Hill-Tout
  • producteur
    Bonnie Thompson
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • producteur exécutif
    Graydon McCrea