Peccadillo Pictures presents
DIRECTED BY BRETTEN HANNAM
In UK cinemas from 2 September
Also Video On Demand
Canadian Screen Awards Best Picture Award Nominee
PHILIP LEWITSKI (TV’s Vikings, Utopia Falls) , JOSHUA ODJICK (TV’s The Swarm)
In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link (Phillip Lewitski) lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony). 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 (Joshua Odjick), a powwow dancer drawn to Link. As the pair journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity, and love in the land where he belongs.
WILDHOOD is a story ripped from the scars of my youth. I’ve been searching for family and heritage since I was little. The pain and anger of growing up as a two-spirit person without them was only eased by my relationship with the land, the animals, my grandmother, and other elders. I’ve spent three decades reconnecting, reclaiming, and healing. WILDHOOD is the culmination of that journey. Set mostly outdoors in rural Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia during the height of summer WILDHOOD reflects our collective need for adventure, building community, fighting for our freedoms, and healing through reconnecting with the land.
RT 99 mins approx./ Country: Canada/ Language: English