A Lesser Sort of War

I wrote the screenplay for this short film at the request of Mike Fox, who directed it. The film screened at the Atlantic Film Festival and was eventually picked up by the CBC. The film told the true story of Joseph Howe’s famous duel in 1840. I milked this subject twice more, producing an article about the duel for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald and another for the magazine Canada’s History.

Short film about the true 1840 duel between Joseph Howe and John Halliburton. Halliburton, the son of the chief justice, challenged Howe to a duel after a Howe printed an article in defense of the underpriviledged. Halliiburtton took great offense to Howe's comparison and called him out. Premiered at the 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 2007. Aired on CBC Teleision Maritimes, November 2009. Produced and Directed by Michael Ray Fox Written by Hal Thompson Music by Chuck Blazevic Featuring John Johnson, Mark Wolf, Jay Martin, Alistair Hamilton, Steve Yorke http://www.whitelancefilms.com