Directed by Michael Stasko
Produced by Michael Stasko
Ted Bezaire
Jeff Penttila
Eric Schiller
Written by Michael Stasko
Starring Jodi Behan
Jason Collett
Ray Wise
Music by Eric Schiller
Michael Stasko
Cinematography Eric Schiller
Editing by Muzafar Malik
Michael Stasko
Studio The Dot Film Company Inc.
Distributed by Whitewater Releasing
Release date(s) August 27, 2009 (2009-08-27)
Running time 97 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $CAD 200,000

Iodine is a 2009 Canadian Sci-Fi drama film written and directed by Michael Stasko.[1][2]


The crew was comprised of 10 film students and done on a low budget. The project was filmed in Northern Ontario's Parry Sound on super 16mm film, over the course of 15 days. Produced by The Dot Film Company Inc., it runs for 97 minutes and was recognized in the Montreal World Film Festival in 2009.

Michael Stasko (Things To Do, 2006) wrote, produced, directed and acted in this film. This was Jason Collett's acting debut serving as comic relief Deputy Peel. The film was recognized by the Montreal Gazette for it's well placed score which was produced by Michael Stasko and Eric Shiller.[3][4][5]


John Clem (Michael Stasko) heads north to investigate the disappearance of his estranged father. Upon arriving at the family cottage, John runs into Avery (Ray Wise), his father’s colleague. John receives no help on his dad’s disappearance, but instead, a new set of eyes in which to view the living world around him. Avery assures John that they had been working on a special project which involved using iodine as a water purification tool, to preserve their natural surroundings. Environmental concerns and future implications of modernized society become a share interest and source of impassioned philosophical discussion for the two and they bond. However, John being a man of immense insecurity and uncertainty is forced to endure isolating surroundings while on the search for his father. The pressure from the rest of the family causes John an emotional breakdown as he is unsure of whether he can trust Avery.

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  1. "On Location Windsor Area Quickly Turning Into Moviemaking Capital". WEEDC. June 21, 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  2. Hays, Matthew (August 27 - September 02, 2009). "Highlights of Montreal’s biggest film event". Montreal Mirror 25 (11). 
  3. "Wise, rocker star in Iodine". Playback (Brunico Communications Ltd). June 9, 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  4. "Montreal World Film Festival: A selection of reviews". Montreal Gazette (Canwest Publishing Inc.). August 28, 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  5. "Iodine (2008)"., The Canadian Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

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