True Story - Development 2020

“12 Days” is inspired by the remarkable true story of an Indigenous woman who overcame all odds to survive twelve days in the Canadian wilderness after being viciously attacked and left to die.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • True Story, Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Synopsis
    • Dawn is mudding in the woods with some friends when their jeep becomes stuck. Two of them decide to walk back to town to get help while Dawn and Paul stay with the car. Hours later her friends finally return to the jeep but Dawn is gone. According to Paul she went off with a guy who was driving a blue pickup truck. Her family grows suspicious when Dawn does not come home that night, or the next day or the next.

      Dawn’s mother goes to the police to declare her missing. Officer McMullan, a recent graduate from the academy and recent inhabitant of the town, is sympathetic and eager to help when no one else is. Small search parties are organized and a police helicopter is dispatched in an attempt to find Dawn. With no leads the RCMP begin to accuse Dawn’s friends and bring them in for questioning to no avail. After days of searching, Officer McMullan has no leads and other cases begin piling up. No one from the precinct wants to help since they assume Dawn is dead or off partying so the official search comes to an end.

      But Dawn is alive! She is lost in the woods without shoes or a cell phone and her jaw has been broken. Her attacker is counting on her never returning to town but she is determined to fight her way back to reveal the truth. If she does not she could become one of the many Indigenous women who go missing every year.

      Food is scarce and the woods are full of predators. It is going to take everything she’s got to stay alive, make it home and tell the world what really happened.