Wreckhouse Productions is a St. John’s based film production company established by producers Jill Knox-Gosse and Lynne Wilson. The company was formed to develop and produce feature films, television and digital content for the Canadian and international markets. Jill Knox-Gosse has extensive experience in film and television production. Her feature GROWN UP MOVIE STAR was a 2010 Official Selection and winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and was later nominated for three Genie Awards. Lynne Wilson is a producer of documentary and feature films including the Genie Award winning LOVE & SAVAGERY and the Australian sci-fi cult movie THE 25TH REICH. Wreckhouse’s most recent feature, romantic comedy RELATIVE HAPPINESS, was nominated for the Directors Guild of Canada Best Picture Award and went on to win Best Actress at both the LA Comedy Festival and the Canadian Film Festival. The film which is distributed by Wreckhouse and IndieCan is represented internationally by The Yellow Affair, and after a successful cinema release in Canada, continues to sell in territories around the world. Wreckhouse’s most recent documentary feature, ATLANTIC, an Ireland/Canada co-production directed by Risteard Ó Domhnaill and narrated by Brendan Gleeson won Best Irish Documentary at the Dublin International Film Festival and continues a very successful run on the festival circuit. Wreckhouse’s newest feature film, An Audience of Chairs, a NL/ON co-production directed by Deanne Foley has just been greenlit and will go into production later this year.
Jill Knox-Gosse lives in Newfoundland and started her producing career in 2006. Her latest feature film, the romantic comedy Relative Happiness, is directed by Deanne Foley featuring Australian actress Melissa Bergland (Winners & Losers) and Canadians Aaron Poole and Johnathan Sousa. Relative Happiness which is represented internationally by The Yellow Affair started its festival run with a screening at Cannes Marche du Film and was later nominated for Best Picture at the Whistler Film Festival and Best Picture at the DGC Awards. It went on to win Best Actress at the LA Comedy Festival and Best Picture at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards. The movie has been sold in several territories including Australia, Spain, China, South Korea, Turkey and the Philippines and continues to find audiences around the world. Knox-Gosse produced the award-winning feature film Grown Up Movie Star starring Tatiana Maslany. The movie was the 2010 Official Selection and winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and also received three Canadian Genie nominations. Knox-Gosse and her producing partner, Lynne Wilson, are currently in development on several projects including: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams; Shoot Me; An Audience of Chairs and The Magnificent Molly McBride.