Night Labor

  • United States
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Night Labor follows Sherman Frank Merchant, a forty-six year old 6'6" Downeaster during his transition from an independent and rugged clam digger by day to manning a factory at night. With his white smock, arsenal of knives, and signature black beret, Sherman performs the tasks of preparing and arranging tools for the day laborers who arrive to their 6am shift.



  • Original title
    Night Labor
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
  • Dir. of Photo.
    David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
  • Editing
    David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
  • Sound
    David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
  • Duration
    62 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Binbir Belgesel FilmFestivali, December 1-7, 2015, Turkey
    • Docudays, March 21-28, 2014, Ukraine
    • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, March 27-30, 2014, CA
    • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, February 15-23, 2014, Big Sky, Montana
    • Cinema on the Bayou, January 22-26, 2014 Lafayette, LA
    • Corsica Doc, December 4-6, Corsica
    • Lussadoc, August 19, France
    • Festival dei Popoli, November 30-December 7, 2013, Florence, Italy
    • RIDM, November 13-24, 2013, Montreal
    • Camden International Film Festival, September 26-29, 2013, Camden, Maine
    • Saratov Sufferings Film Festival, September 14-20, 2013, Russia
    • World Premiere: Visions du Reel, April 19-26, 2013, Switzerland, Special Jury Prize
  • Awards
    • Special Jury Prize, Visions du Reel
    • Best Canadian Feature, Special Jury Prize, RIDM
    • Special Mention, Docudays
    • Special Mention, Cinema on the Bayou


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