Director Andrew Cividino will be in attendance at the Friday screening!
During one monumental summer, childhood innocence is challenged, illusions are shattered, and honesty and betrayal have extreme consequences as three young boys spend the summer roaming the lakeside.
Staying in Northern Ontario for summer vacation, 14-year-old Adam falls in with two local troublemakers who get their kicks from stealing beer, smoking weed with a local legend, egging neighbours’ houses, and daring each other to continuously pull off more and more extreme stunts.
Featuring strong close-up cinematography and an original score by Canadian indie rock band Bruce Peninsula, SLEEPING GIANT pulls at your heartstrings and shocks you all at once when a childhood game of chicken takes a tragic turn.
An expanded version of the short film with the same name – which screened at the 2014 Calgary International Film Festival and TIFF’s Canada’s Top 10 Film Festival – SLEEPING GIANT is a heart-wrenching story by first-time Canadian filmmaker Andrew Cividino.
- Best Canadian First Feature, TIFF 2015
- Cannes Film Festival 2015, Toronto International Film Festival 2015
- Andrew Cividino
- Andrew Cividino, Karen Harnisch, Marc Swenker, James Vandewater, Aaron Yeger
- Andrew Cividino, Blain Watters, Aaron Yeger
- James Klopko
- James Vandewater
- Production Design
- Erika Lobko
- Bruce Peninsula, Chris Thornborrow
- Jackson Martin, David Disher, Nick Serino, Reece Moffett, Katelyn McKerracher