No Roads In

No Roads In

(Co-presented by Calgary Economic Development)

Year 2016
Runtime 78 mins
Language English

A musical journey through Alberta that celebrates music’s imperfections, and explores what is really important in music and life.

Directed by Calgary-based Josh Wong, NO ROADS IN follows singer-songwriter Blake Reid, sound engineer Adam Naugler, and the Blake Reid Band on a musical journey as they challenge industry convention and set out to create an analog record.

An abandoned house in the middle of an endless Alberta wheat field is transformed into a recording studio, as the group comes together to capture the love, laughter and raw energy of 13 songs recorded live off-the-floor over five days in the summer of 2016. Showcasing the vast Alberta prairie landscape and the uniquely haunting isolation that foments creativity, the beautifully shot documentary celebrates music’s imperfections and explores what is really important in music, and in life.  

Advance tickets to the September 27 event at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre are SOLD OUT. As part of the event at Studio Bell, the Blake Reid Band will perform songs from the documentary in an immersive musical performance. Both the film screening and live performance will take place at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. 

Blake Reid will also play an intimate performance following the screening at Globe Cinema. 


Attending Guests
Director Josh Wong and Documentary Subject Blake Reid at both screenings; Sound Engineer Adam Naugler and Producer Geoff Plewes in attendance at the September 27th screening. The Blake Reid Band will perform after the screening on September 27th.
Manchester International Film Festival: Best Music, Jury Mentions for Best Documentary, Cinematography, Editing; Las Cruces International Film Festival: Best Documentary; FilmScore/Scruffy City Film and Music: Best Score, Best Cinematography; Oceanside International Film Festival: Best Documentary and Best Doc, Audience Choice; Colorado International Film Festival: Best Feature Documentary
Manchester International Film Festival, Las Cruces International Film Festival, Asbury Park Music and Film Festival, NorthWest Fest, Honolulu Film Awards, Amsterdam International Film Festival, FilmScore / Scruffy City Film and Music Awards, Oceanside International Film Festival, Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival, DOCUTAH, Heartland Film Festival, Colorado International Film Festival
Josh Wong
Executive Producer
Geoff Gordon
Geoff Plewes, Josh Wong, Adam Naugler, Blake Reid
Christopher Leeson
Shaun Henning
Ron Joe
Blake Reid
Jason Valleau, Blake Reid, Aaron Young, Jon May, Craig Bignell