WestWind Pictures


Youkali Hotel is an hour-long performing arts special starring renowned cabaret singer Patricia O'Callaghan, and featuring performances by Mary Margaret O'Hara, Hawksley Workman, Kurt Swinghammer and Albert Schultz.

The show weaves musical performances through a fictional story set in small town Canada, where a singer works her usual Saturday night shift in the lounge of the local hotel. She's a dreamer and feels a calling toward a bigger life than this town could possibly offer. Through the course of an evening, the singer becomes obsessed with a tragic murder that occurred at the hotel a half-century before, culminating in a dramatic catharsis that allows her to finally leave her old life behind.

Youkali Hotel is a co-production of Enigmatico Films and WestWind Pictures, distributed by Rhombus International.



Festival Location Award
2004 Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) Paris, France Selected for Competition
2004 Rose D'Or Switzerland Nominated
2004 Gemini Awards Canada Best Photography, Nominated for Editing and Production Design
2004 Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton, SK Canada Best Direction, Best Arts Production and Best Performance (Patricia O'Callaghan)
2005 Showcase Regina, SK Canada Best Arts & Entertainment