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Across This Land with Stompin’ Tom Conners

Country music fans from Newfoundland to British Columbia will soon get a chance to see Stompin’ Tom Connors, Canada’s King of Country Music, in his first feature film ACROSS THIS LAND.

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Produced by Kit Film for Cinépix of Montreal, ACROSS THIS LAND marks a major achievement in Canadian film making. It’s the first full-length musical ever produced in this country. Unlike other films about recording stars, ACROSS THIS LAND is as much a documentary on the audience, as it is on the performer.

In order to capture the “soul” of country music, Stompin’ Tom was filmed doing what he does best ? performing live before an enthusiastic crowd of country-western faithful. The result is a happy expression of “musical magic” that just naturally happens when a lot of people get together to have a good time. Listening to Stompin’ Tom, one begins to understand why country music is sweeping the land. His songs are happy, sad, down home numbers that appeal to people of all ages ? in all walks of life. Tom’s style is his own. And his humour is infectious. Each song he sings reflects the places he’s been and the people he’s met.

In ACROSS THIS LAND, Tom performs many of the songs that gave him Canada’s coveted Juno award, three years in a row: Songs like Bud The Spud, Sudbury Saturday Night, Round The Bay And Back Again. Special animation techniques have been used to illustrate several of Stompin’ Tom’s songs ? like The Ketchup Song and The Piggy Back Race. This blending of animation with songs makes ACROSS THIS LAND not just a musical, but a film experience everyone can enjoy. Appearing with Tom in ACROSS THIS LAND are several other well-known Canadian country stars. Sharon Lowness from Nova Scotia, Chris Scott from the Niagara Peninsula, Bobby Lalonde from the Ottawa Valley, Kent Brockwell from Peterborough, and Joey Tardif from Aylmer, Ontario.

Genre
Concert Film @en
Year
1973
Budget
150,000
Stars
Stompin' Tom Connors, Kent Brockwell, Sharon Lowness
Director
John Saxton
Photography
Peter Reusch
Classification
G
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Stompin' Tom shouts to Soundman and Editor Jacques Jean to paddle harder

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Executive Producer, Alfred Pariser signs the film deal with Tom and his team

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Stock Footage Acquisition by Anne Tait

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  1. Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
    " ACROSS THIS LAND"NEEDS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND CD FOR THE SOUND TRACK AND MOVIE BECAUSE WE THE FANS DEMAND IT AND WANT IT. THIS FILM AND SOUND TRACK ARE AND WERE A MAJOR PART OF OUR CANADIAN HERO AND ICON STOMPIN' TOM'S EARLY CAREER. THE SOUND TRACK IS A FANTASTIC MASTERPEICE AS WELL AS THE FILM ACROSS THIS LAND AS WELL. SO RELEASE BOTH PLEASE BECAUSE WE THE STOMPIN TOM FANS WILL BUY IT IF IT IS RELEASED THANK YOU LEE.
  2. Monday, September 15th, 2014
    Thanks for your reply. I will send them a petition letter I have and from another website pages that's no longer running. Looking forward to what you find regarding 'ben in the pen' footage and also the 'the Canadian lumber jack' footage. any thoughts if there is more footage in a vault somewhere that never made it to fim such as as 'take me back to alberta' which is on the double lp soundtrack
  3. Thursday, August 21st, 2014
    I will have to explore the footage in ben in the pen and see what we can find. I imagine you have already studied the end credits. Lions Gate Entertainment owns the worldwide rights to this and all of Cinepix's films. EOne Entertainement owns the distribution rights form Canada. You could write these 2 companies asking that a DVD be released, but I don't want to rain on the possibility but the estate of Stompin' Tom will want compensation and music royalties are cost prohibitive.
  4. John
    Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
    do you have any idea what film footage is being used in across this land film for 'ben in the pen' song? also can you tell me who currently owns the rights to this film? this deserves to be released on DVD/BLU-RAY.
    • Ryan
      Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
      I am trying to figure out who the artist was of the movie poster. I can't seem to make out the signature on the poster. Thanks.