Available Light Film Festival 2022: Feb 11 to 28

Wildhood (Opening Film)

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Stuck in a Nova Scotia trailer park and going nowhere fast, Link (Phillip Lewitski) is always on the run, fleeing local cops, dodging his abusive dad, and denying his Two-Spirit nature. When he discovers that, contrary to his dad’s claims, his Mi’kmaw mother may still be alive, he and his half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony) finally have purpose. On the road to Mi’kma’ki, they pick up Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), a gregarious drifter and pow wow dancer who represents Link’s best chance at locating his mom and finally experiencing a sense of acceptance.


In their first feature film, Bretten Hannam crafts a road movie in which both the journey and destination offer opportunities for self-discovery. 


Best Atlantic Feature Presented by FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Screening Sponsor: Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada

  • Year
  • Runtime
    107 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Bretten Hannam
  • Screenwriter
    Bretten Hannam
  • Producer
    Gharrett Paon
  • Executive Producer
    Damon D'Oliveira
  • Filmmaker
    Bretten Hannam
  • Cast
    Phillip Lewitski, Michael Greyeyes, Joel Thomas Hynes
  • Cinematographer
    Guy Godfree