Savage Messiah (2002)


Director: Mario Azzopardi
Writer: Sharon Riis
Executive Producers: Bernard Zukerman, Jamie Brown, Michael Prupas
Starring: Polly Walker, Luc Picard, Isabelle Blais, Louis Ferreira, Isabelle Cyr, Julie LaRochelle
Canadian Broadcaster: Showcase
Distributor: Muse Distribution International

Quebec cult leader Roche Theriault terrorised the women in his commune and was forced to ever more isolated locations, but it was only through the persistent efforts of a social worker that the truth about his mental and physical abuses were uncovered. Produced for Showcase, this the network it’s highest ever ratings to that point. The film won Geminis for Best Actor, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Screenplay.