Northern Ontario Business

Following our Red Lake premiere, director Cliff Caines sat down for an interview with Sudbury-based, Northern Ontario Business. Read the story here. … [Read more]

Hometown Premiere

It was a full house for an emotional hometown premiere of A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE on May 22 & 23, 2015 at the Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the screenings!   … [Read more]

Honourable Mention at DOXA

"Director Cliff Caines delivers an immersive and artful meditation on life as a gold miner in remote Red Lake Ontario. His innovative approach to documentary shared personal recollections coated in cinematic excellence. The jury was happy to learn we … [Read more]

Canadian Premiere at DOXA!

We're thrilled to announce the CANADIAN PREMIERE of A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE at the 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver, May 1st 9PM. Tickets available here! … [Read more]

Finishing Touches

Thanks to Claire Cudahy for her article about completing our film in this week's edition of Red Lake's The Northern Sun News. Check out the story here! … [Read more]

Kickstarter Success!

Thanks to 173 Backers we raised $25,275 in 30 days on All proceeds go toward the completion of our feature-length documentary A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. Check out our campaign here:   … [Read more]

An Intimate Portrait

Lindsay Briscoe wrote a lovely article about the making of our film in this week's edition of Red Lake's The Northern Sun News. Read the article here. Share our campaign and support the completion of our documentary at: … [Read more]

Kickstarter Launch!

Announcing the official launch of our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN and TRAILER! 30 days only, from Nov 1-30th, 2013! All funds raised go toward the completion of our documentary, A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. View the TRAILER, check out the amazing REWARDS, and … [Read more]


Welcome to the official site for A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, a feature-length documentary about the remote gold mining community of Red Lake, Ontario. Stay Tuned. More updates coming soon! … [Read more]