Pit Pony
Directed byEric Till
Written byHeather Conkie, based on the book by Joyce Barkhouse
Produced byAndrew Cochran
CinematographyNikos Evdemon
Edited byT. C. Martin
Music byJonathan Goldsmith
Cochran Entertainment Inc.
Distributed byRTL Entertainment (Netherlands, TV)
Release date
December 14, 1997
Running time
92 mins.

Pit Pony is a 1997 television film directed by Eric Till. It was Elliot Page's[a] debut role; Page was scouted for it by John Dunsworth, who also had a small role in the film.[1][2] The film was based on the novel Pit Pony by Joyce Barkhouse. It was nominated for numerous Gemini Awards in 1997.


Awards and nominations

Gemini Awards

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
1998 Best Costume Design Jeanie Kimber Nominated [3]
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Eric Till Nominated
Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series Jonathan Goldsmith Won
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Denny Doherty Nominated
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series Nikos Evdemon Nominated
Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Dramatic Program or Series Marian Wihak Won
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series Andrew Cochran Nominated
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-series Heather Conkie Won

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ a b c Credited as Ellen Philpotts-Page.


  1. ^ Anderson, Sam (1 October 2015). "Elliot Page Goes Off-Script". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Pit Pony (1997) - Eric till | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".
  3. ^ "awards database". academy.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-11-25. Retrieved 25 November 2016.