The life of teen Jonas (Josh Wiggins) is dominated by his father’s struggle to keep the family farm afloat and his mother’s ongoing battle with severe depression. When Casey (Sophie Nélisse) moves in down the road, the two click immediately. But while most parents would be happy to see their children find this kind of relationship, Jonas’ father sees Casey as a distraction, while Casey’s father, Wayne (Bill Paxton), an alcoholic police deputy prone to explosive outbursts, sees Jonas as competition. With nowhere to turn, Jonas and Casey are faced with an impossible decision.
Morlando’s first film, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster, won Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF. He also directed Mean Dreams, which debuted in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival. He recently produced Giant Little Ones and directed episodes of the show Cardinal.
Kevin Coughlin, Ryan Grassby
Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton, Colm Feore, Ryan Blakely
Allison Black, William Woods
Family Relationships, Social Justice & Politics