Release dateDecember 14, 1997 WriterHeather Conkie, Joyce Barkhouse (book) NominationsGemini Award for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series CastEllen Page, Richard Donat, Denny Doherty (Charley McGinnis) Similar moviesEllen Page appears in Pit Pony and Marion Bridge
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A horses companionship helps a boy (Ben Rose-Davis) overcome his fears and work in a Nova Scotia coal mine to support his family.
Pit Pony is a 1997 television film directed by Eric Till and is also Ellen Pages debut role. It was nominated for numerous Gemini Awards in 1997.
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with his older brother John. But when Willie's father is injured and John is killed in an accident at the mine, Willie is forced to step into his brother's shoes to support his older sister Nelle, and two younger sisters until their father recovers. Willie soon finds work at the mine lonely (aka: the pit) and unfriendly in which he forms a bond with a pit pony horse in order to make it though each day.
Ellen Page appears in Pit Pony and Marion Bridge. Margarets Museum (1995). The Bay Boy (1984). Eric Till directed Pit Pony and The Challengers. Dangerous Child (2001).