Wildhood

Synopsis

FEATURE FILM CALLING CARD In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis. When Link discovers his Mi'kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and they make a run for a better life. On the road they meet Pasmay, a pow wow dancerdrawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity, andlove in the land where he belongs.

Director Headshot Bretten Hannam Photo Credit Jack Leahy

Producer(s)

Gharret Paon

Director(s)

Bretten Hannam

Running Time

100 minutes

Year

2021

Creator Bio

BRETTEN HANNAM (Writer/Director/Producer) is a Two Spirit L’nu filmmaker living inKespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) where they were raised. Their films deal with themes of community, culture, and language with a focus on two spirit and LGBTQ+ identity. They co-wrote the short,Champagne,which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and wrote/directed North Mountain, a Two Spirit thriller that won Best Original Score at the Atlantic Film Festival and the Screen Nova Scotia Award for Best Feature. They also wrote/directed the short film Wildfire which premiered at BFI Flare and went on to play at Frameline LGBT Film Festival, as well as Vancouver International Film Festival, ImagineNative, and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Bretten is a Fellow of the PraxisCentre for Screenwriters, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, Whistler’s Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship, and the CFC Writers Lab.


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