Mundy Pond by Roger Maunder is a coming-of-age story about young Gordie MacAllister that’s set in Newfoundland in the late 1970’s. Gordie and Jimmy, best friends, find themselves at a turning point in their lives in the summer of 1978 when a whole series of new things are introduced to them. It is a time when they both realize that things aren’t always fun and games. Jimmy has been accustomed to a brutal, alcoholic father and Gordie has some heavy issues creeping into his sheltered life such as his mother’s cancer and his parent’s separation. Through their lost innocence, an understanding is gained.
About the Author
Newfoundland filmmaker Roger Maunder has been involved in every aspect of film production—producer, writer, director, camera operator, set decorator and actor. He independently produced, wrote and directed his films, “Suitcase Horror” and “It’s Ain’t Funny.” Presently, his multi-award winning film, “Swallowed” is quickly gaining international recognition and has been aired nationally on CBC Television’s “Canadian Reflections.”
In 2001, Maunder created the Nickel Independent Film and Video Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Nickel screens local and international films and is now going into its fifth year.
Roger has acted in such award winning films as “The Bingo Robbers” and “Random Passage.” Presently, he is in the development stages of his first feature film, “Mundy Pond."