|Directed by||Sean Garrity|
|Produced by||Jonas Chernick|
|Written by||Jonas Chernick|
|Music by||Ari Posner|
|Edited by||John Gurdebeke|
Banana-Moon Sky Films
Buffalo Gal Pictures
|Distributed by||Raven Banner Entertainment|
Borealis is a 2015 Canadian comedy-drama film, directed by Sean Garrity.
The film stars Jonas Chernick as Jonah Finn, a man from Winnipeg, Manitoba whose daughter Aurora (Joey King) suffers from a degenerative eye disease, who takes her on a road trip to Churchill to see the Northern Lights before she goes blind; however, the duo are simultaneously pursued by Tubby (Kevin Pollak), a loan shark to whom Jonah owes $100,000 in gambling debt. The cast also includes Jake Epstein, Emily Hampshire, Greg Bryk and Clé Bennett.
Chernick, the film's screenwriter, wrote the film after his wife responded to My Awkward Sexual Adventure, his prior collaboration with Garrity, by asking him to make a film they could actually let their young daughter see. His original idea had been for the road trip to be to Tofino, British Columbia, but changed the destination to Churchill after realizing that several other movies, including Going the Distance and Foreverland, had already depicted characters taking road trips to Tofino.
Darren Wall received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016.