The Rink

A neglected young boy seeks the attention of his father and older brothers by learning to play hockey with the coaching help of a curious stranger.

Creative team

Writer: Jon Delsnyder
Director: Thelon Oeming
Producer: Michael Ciuffini

Filmmaker’s statement

The Rink is a coming-of-age story about Charlie, a 12-year-old boy who doesn’t quite fit in with his brothers.

In a family coping with the loss of their mother, Charlie takes on many of the household chores. He is picked on and under-appreciated by his two older brothers Wally and Luke.

Charlie’s father is occupied with farming chores and taking the older brothers to hockey practice. Trying to fit in, he puts on his skates and plays in their backyard rink.

Charlie encounters a mysterious man who appears on the ice at night. He begins teaching him how to skate, play hockey and how to fit in with his brothers.

About Thelon Oeming

Thelon Oeming

Thelon Oeming is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker whose short film credits include The RinkLakehouse and Next Message.

He has produced several radio dramas and documentaries for CBC and has been a member of the writing labs at Tarragon and Factory Theatres.

Thelon is a graduate of the National Theatre School, Sheridan College and the Canadian Film Centre.

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